Emily Cormier

Emily Cormier

Jan 06, 2020

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References
  • 1. Kessel, S.T., N.E. Hussy, D.M. Webber, S. Gruber. "Close Proximity Detection Interference with Acoustic Telemetry: The Importance of Considering Tag Power Output in Low Ambient Noise Environments." Animal Biotelemtry (2015): 3-5. DOI 10.1186/s40317-015-0023-1
  • 2. Kessel, S.T., S. Cooke, M. R. Heupel, N. E. Hussey. "A review of range testing in aquatic passive acoustic telemetry studies." Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries (2013): 24-1. DOI: 10.1007/s11160-013-9328-4
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    About This Project

    Acoustic tags have been used in Bimini, the Bahamas to determine the habitat use of at risk shark species for several years; these tags emit sounds that are detected by acoustic receivers and then translated into individual shark detections. I will be determining what effect environmental factors have on Vemco acoustic receiver detection efficiency in Bimini. This will help reduce bias in current datasets and more accurately predict shark habitat use in future studies.