IMOS Animal Tracking Facility service Heron and One Tree Island Array of Acoustic Receivers
The IMOS Animal Tracking Facility, based here at the Sydney Institute of Marine Science, recently headed to the beautiful Heron and One Tree Islands to service their array of acoustic receivers, which detect movements from tagged animals including fish, sharks, and mammals. The trip was a success with 100% of the receivers recovered and 69,408 detections from tagged animals. These detections are added to a large database which gives us insight on movements of various marine species, changes in their habitat use, as well as changes in the environment such as temperature and currents.
Get an inside look at their trip in the field!