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Monday, 9 September 2013

Jive talkin

What did the fish say when he posted bail? "I'm off the hook!" Yes, I know, terrible joke but that's what the fish may be saying to one another thanks to the latest bout of technology to hit the water here on the island.
 
Link: HERE
 
Researchers at the department of environment are better able to track and monitor fish at spawning grounds, particularly the endangered Nassau grouper as a result of specialist equipment that allows scientists to listen in to fish chatter.
 
The equipment is being used by the DoE and its partners from the Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF) and the Darwin Initiative to identify fish species that visit designated spawning sites in the Cayman Islands. The data will determine which species, such as Nassau Grouper, and the number of fish that are frequenting the sites.