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?