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Tracking fish movements in the ocean

  • Susanne Åkesson
Publishing year: 2002
Language: English
Pages: 56-57
Publication/Series: Trends in Ecology & Evolution
Volume: 17
Issue: 2
Document type: Journal article
Publisher: Elsevier

Abstract english

Until recent technical developments, such as the use of satellite telemetry, little has been known about the movements, physiology and behaviour of long-distance migratory fish. Recently, Bloch and co-workers used electronic data storage tags surgically implanted into bluefin tuna Thunnus thynnus or linked to satellites, to reveal interesting details of the movement patterns, area use and environmental preferences of these fish. These studies should be extended to other marine animals for which the breeding biology, genetic population exchange and migrations are still largely unknown.


  • Biological Sciences


  • ISSN: 1872-8383
Susanne Åkesson
E-mail: susanne [dot] akesson [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se


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