Acoustic tracking

The striped bass shown in these pictures were tagged in an effort to evaluate their migration behavior in a lower Central Valley tributary (see our post Basstracker). Read More…

Solar powered fisheries research

With so many electronic devises on the market aimed at improving our ability to collect data, it has become increasingly more important to have a reliable power Read More…

Catch and release, again

As explained in our recent post Fisheries Outpatient Center, we are currently conducting a study of trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) movements in a central valley watershed. We expected Read More…

Would you want these waders?

How do you keep new waders from the hands of envious cohorts? Convince them that borrowing is a bad idea, which is exactly what Mike did by Read More…

Fisheries outpatient center

Surgically implanting acoustic transmitters into fish requires considerable equipment, planning, and preparation. The task is difficult to accomplish in a laboratory environment, and even more complicated in Read More…

Remote acoustic tracking

One of the advantages of using acoustic tags to track fish movement is the ability to recover information from an individual fish without having to recapture it. Read More…

Catch and release

When surgically implanting large acoustic tracking tags (HTI X-type) it's essential to properly and securely close the incision to help prevent infection and tag loss. There are Read More…

Underwater gliders may follow fish

If you have been following our recent field notes posts, you are aware of efforts at FISHBIO to track salmon and bass throught California. These projects require Read More…