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[vc_row][vc_column][mkd_tabs style="vertical_with_text" navigation_width="small"][mkd_tab icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="" tab_title="Wahoo's Movements"][vc_column_text] PIER studies on Wahoo The PIER team assessed the fine-scale movement patterns of wahoo in the Eastern North Pacific using archival tagging methods.  The study used traditional hook and line techniques to deploy over 100 archival tags off the coast of Baja California Sur, Mexico.  The study revealed relatively high short-term recapture rates, and documented depth trends for this poorly studied species.  The work was performed in collaboration with Dr. Sofia Ortega from CICIMAR in La Paz.  Read more about PIER wahoo research. Collaborative studies with researchers from Scripps Institution of Oceanography have also focused on the respiratory physiology of the wahoo.  These...

Rooster Fish

[vc_row][vc_column][mkd_section_title title="PIER has several projects focused on the movements, post-release survivorship and general biology of roosterfish. " title_size="medium" title_color="" title_text_align="" margin_bottom="" width=""][mkd_tabs style="vertical_with_text" navigation_width="small"][mkd_tab icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="" tab_title="Research"][vc_column_text] Research Initial research efforts by the PIER team have focused on post-release survivorship and documeting short-term movement patterns using acoustic telemetry.  The findings from this work suggest that roosterfish are resilient and that they can, when handled properly, survive the acute effects of capture and release.  The work has also revealed that roosterfish have relatively large home ranges with fish routinely moving over 30 kilometers per day. Additional studies on growth and reproduction are being conducted in conjunction with the...