Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary
Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary
Data Buoy Science

Acoustic Tagging Project


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Divers Sarah Fangman (l) and Chris Gardner (r) prepare for an underwater fish tagging surgery dive.

GRNMS Team Ocean Divers Randy Rudd (l) and Mike Mullenix (r) prepare a small launch boat aboard the NOAA Ship Nancy Foster for receiver dives.
(Photo: Debbie Campbell)

Divers Sarah Fangman (l) and Chris Gardner (r) prepare for an underwater fish tagging surgery dive.
(Photo: Kacey Johnson)

Diver Sarah Fangman removes acoustic receiver for data download.
Diver Sarah Fangman removes acoustic receiver for data download.

Diver Sarah Fangman removes acoustic receiver for data download.
(Photo: Jamie Park)

New receiver ready for data recording.
(Photo: Greg McFall)

Divers Josh Slater (l) and Sarah Fangman (r) attach a new, clean acoustic receiver.
Divers Chris Gardner (l) and Paul  Barbera (r) corral fish from trap.

Divers Josh Slater (l) and Sarah Fangman (r) attach a new, clean acoustic receiver.
(Photo: Jamie Park)

Divers Chris Gardner (l) and Paul Barbera (r) corral fish from trap.
(Photo: Greg McFall)

Divers Paul Barbera (l) and Chris Gardner (r) survey fish in trap.
Untagged scamp grouper surveys fish in trap.

Divers Paul Barbera (l) and Chris Gardner (r) survey fish in trap.
(Photo: Greg McFall)

Untagged scamp grouper surveys fish in trap.
(Photo: Greg McFall)

Diver Greg McFall performs surgery to insert the tag underwater, which is much less harmful than catching the fish with a hook and bringing the fish to the surface for surgery.
Diver Greg McFall (l) assisted by diver Sarah Fangman (r) sewing a scamp up after tag has been inserted.

Diver Greg McFall performs surgery to insert the tag underwater, which is much less harmful than catching the fish with a hook and bringing the fish to the surface for surgery.
(Photo: Jamie Park)

Diver Greg McFall (l) assisted by diver Sarah Fangman (r) sewing a scamp up after tag has been inserted.
(Photo: Jamie Park)

Diver Greg McFall measures tagged scamp.
Tagged scamp is released.

Diver Greg McFall measures tagged scamp.
(Photo: Jamie Park)

Tagged scamp is released .
(Photo: Jamie Park)

Tagged scamp grouper.
Tagged black sea bass swimming among untagged black bass.

Tagged scamp grouper.
(Photo: Greg McFall)

Tagged black sea bass swimming among untagged black bass.
(Photo: Sarah Fangman)



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