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Documenting the fine-scale movements of roosterfish (Nematistius pectoralis)

Collaborative Researchers:  Diego Bernal, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

This project used acoustic telemetry to document the post-release behavior and investigate survivorship in a popular local game fish species, the roosterfish Although the roosterfish is a popular recreational species in the Eastern Pacific, little is known about this fish's movements or biology. In this study, we used a  Vemco acoustic telemetry system to record the depth and temperature of post-release fish off the coast of Golfito, Costa Rica.

tracking a roosterfish







Chugey and Omar tracking a roosterfish tight to the rocks along the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

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