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Biologists Study Sport Fish Migration

Updated: 3 years ago.
Georgia marine fisheries biologists are tracking down prized sport fish to find out where they go when they are not present in coastal waters (Photo of the Georgia Strait Herring Fishery by gordonhunter via Flickr).

Georgia marine fisheries biologists are trying to find out where red drum, tarpon, spotted sea trout and the state's other prized sport fish go when they are not present in coastal waters.

The Florida Times-Union reports that new research aims to unravel the mysteries of sport fish migration - and provide valuable insight into the health of its population and its habitat.

As part of the research, Georgia Department of Natural Resources biologists are using solar-powered radio antenna stations to monitor the movements of some species implanted with transmitters the size of a grain of rice along the Georgia coast.

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