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Manual to monitor fish behaviour and water variables remotely in real time in South African inland aquatic ecosystems
Expanded Title:There are many ecosystem monitoring techniques in South Africa. Fortunately most of these tools are informative, easy to use and follow best practice scientific techniques. The demand for real time monitoring data has increased as the complexity of land use and impacts of pollution and demands for conservation have escalated. This study extended a fish behaviour monitoring technique, using real time radio telemetry to study fish behaviour in the Vaal River. It is proposed that the technique can be used by stakeholders to monitor inland aquatic ecosystems. A workshop was arranged about the application of the telemetry system with focus on capturing and tagging and release of fish with minimal stress, as well as subsequent monitoring. This is a technical manual for the monitoring of fish and the application of real time fish behaviour to assess the biological consequences of altered water quantity (flow) and quality of variables in South African inland aquatic ecosystems, such as depth, pressure, temperature, and conductivity.
Date Published:01/10/2014
Document Type:Research Report
Document Subjects:Ecosystem - Biodiversity protection, Ecosystem - Invertebrates
Document Keywords:Surface Water
Document Format:Report
Document File Type:pdf
Research Report Type:Technical
WRC Report No:TT 613/14
ISBN No:978-1-4312-0597-4
Authors:O’Brien GC; Jacobs FJ; Botha IF; O’Brien M
Project No:K8/1042
Organizations:Institute of Natural Resources; Breaching the Surface; Wireless Wildlife
Document Size:3 442 KB
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