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Tuesday
Aug142012

A Permit First 

 

                             

                                        In the post op recovery pen

An exclusive update from Dr. Andy Danychuk.

My project on Culebra hit a new high.

On Aug 2nd, my PhD student, Jake Brownscombe, hooked up, landed, and surgically implanted an acoustic transmitter in a permit - to our knowledge, the first permit implanted with a telemetry tag EVER! 

Since then we've been tracking the permit using an array of fixed receivers and already have amassed some cool data. Given that the transmitters have a battery life of over 2 yrs, we'll hopefully be able to learn quite a bit about their seasonal movement patterns and habitat use - information that is critical to their conservation and management. 

We'll be sure to post further updates as they come in, in the meantime we have two questions.

Is this a male or female?

Can we give it a name?

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Reader Comments (3)

Hey, amazing, where can I read more about this? IE tag used, where it was captured, who is doing the research, and so on

Cheers!

August 14, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterbenjuca

Picador-one who opens the bullfight by enraging the bull and weakening its shoulder muscles with a lance. Great work Andy! Greetings from the CEI research angling team King

August 14, 2012 | Unregistered Commentercrazed charlie

Olé!

August 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLawrence

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