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Bass Tagging Project in Cork Harbour

receiverAdmittedly not a shark, but an interesting tagging programme.

The ESB Sea Bass Tagging Project is an exciting collaborative research project taking place in cork Harbour over the next two years.

The project’s main objective is to tag 60 sea bass with acoustic transmitters so that researchers can acoustically track their movements through the harbour.

Once attached, each transmitter emits a ping that is detected by nearby receivers, listening posts, located on the sea bed. The study is funded by ESB and Science Foundation Ireland. It is led by the Coastal and Marine Research Centre of University College Cork in close collaboration with Inland Fisheries Ireland and the local angling community.

More details here, or contact Dr Tom Doyle -  t.doyle@ucc.ie

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