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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.