Wild Fish Monitoring
We have over twenty
years of experience tracking movements, behaviour and
physiological parameters of free-swimming wild fish.
Usually we monitor fish in their natural environment,
but sometimes, wild fish are drawn into artificial
structures or complexes where monitoring is necessary.
Our fisheries biologists use passive or active capture
techniques, SCUBA, unobtrusive underwater and overhead
videography, and other unobtrusive remote monitoring and
detection by radio, ultrasonic or PIT telemetry. We
design experiments, collect animals, conduct surgical
implantation or attachment of transmitters, install
automated or online monitoring arrays and collect data
manually using mobile receivers. Our experienced
scientists have designed, conducted and published
results from many telemetry projects around the globe
with dozens of different species of animals, using the
latest in high-tech surveillance electronics.
We monitor endangered species
activity, reproduction and habitat requirements using
radio and acoustic telemetry, as well as underwater
videography. To maximize efficiency, our video data are
filtered using motion detection algorithms and stored on
hard drives near each node. The node server
streams live video data from each camera onto the
to see live monitoring of the endangered wavy rayed
lampmussel, monitored by our BRAVO network.