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Title: Testing Satellite Tags as a Tool for Identifying Critical Habitat

Project Year and Number: 2001: 01478

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 2000: 00478

Principal Investigator (PI): Andrew Seitz, US Geological Survey

Assisting Personnel: Jennifer Nielsen, Derek Wilson

Research Location:

Restoration Category: Research

Injured Resources Addressed: Not Specified

Abstract: This small amount of funding will allow for completion of this project, which is assessing and testing the application of satellite archive, pop-up tags on marine fishes of the Gulf of Alaska. Software and tag technology will be adapted and developed for geolocation tracking using light, depth, and bathometry data from satellite pop-up tags. Tag application and light-geolocation relationships will be tested on live halibut brought into husbandry at the Alaska SeaLife Center and kept under an accelerated solar-shift regime mimicking standard conditions in the gulf. These data will be compared to light and depth readings taken from tags placed on live fish released into their natural habitat and to an array of tags attached to a stationary buoy in the gulf. The effectiveness of light sensors for geolocation, duration of light measurements, and data sequence design will be determined. These developments will assist in applications of this new tag technology in fisheries-independent habitat assessments for the nearshore and pelagic marine environments in the gulf.

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Funding Detail For: 2001

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 2001

Annual Report: 2001: Not Available

Final Report: View

Publications from this Project: None Available

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Project Number Proposal Annual Reports Final Report Data
2000: 00478 Not Available 2000: Not Available
See Project 01478 See Project 01478