A pilot study on movement patterns of brazilian reef fish using acoustic telemetry

Giacalone, V. Maximiliano and Simon, Thiony and Padovani-Ferreira, Beatrice and Coxey, Mariana S. and Maida, Mauro and D'Anna, Giovanni A pilot study on movement patterns of brazilian reef fish using acoustic telemetry. Technical Report. IAMC-CNR, Capo Granitola. (Unpublished)

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The application of acoustic telemetry caused profound changes in the study of ecology, including in the marine environment. This technique allowed the development of research investigating the movement patterns of fish and other organisms, for both ecological and management purposes. In this study we analyse the living area and the movement patterns of a reef fish within and around a strictly protected area, aiming, among others, to evaluate its effectiveness for the conservation of fishing resources. The study was developed in the Marine Biodiversity Protection Zone of Tamandaré (ZPVMT), an exclusion area (resource extraction and visitation) located on the southern coast of the state of Pernambuco, within the limits of the Marine Protected Area APA Costa dos Corais. In particular this report presents the results obtained during range tests carried out near the Ilha da Barra reef, covering the four moon phases in order to evaluate the influence of tidal variations on the detection range of the VR2W receivers. Results of this experiment, coupled with observations of fish movement using underwater visual census were the basis for the design of a telemetry receiver array deployed on the reef site. The continuation and expansion of this work, with tagging of fish and analysis of results, will serve as a basis to evaluate the effectiveness of ZPVMT to increase biomass in the surrounding open areas, to plan new exclusion zones within the APA Coral Coast, and to contribute to the design of other marine protected areas.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: marine protected area; acoustic telemetry; movement pattern; fish behaviour
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 570 Scienze della vita; Biologia > 577 Ecologia
600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate
Depositing User: V. Maximiliano Giacalone
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2016 13:05
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2016 13:05
URI: http://eprints.bice.rm.cnr.it/id/eprint/12509

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