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Acoustic Telemetry Receiver

The water quality buoy also has an attached acoustic telemetry receiver that collects data from fish that have been tagged with a transmitter. Sanctuary staff collect and analyze the data in partnership with the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center and the Mid-Atlantic Acoustic Telemetry Observation System (MATOS). The data collected from this receiver helps sanctuary staff and partners better understand what fish species are present in the sanctuary, including the presence of any rare, endangered, or threatened species such as sturgeon. In 2022, 864 detections for 13 different fish were detected, most of which were Striped bass and Atlantic sturgeon.

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Check out this PDF of the freshwater fish that can be found in the area!

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