Marine Biology

, Volume 128, Issue 3, pp 359–362

A method for deployment of externally attached sonic fish tags from a manned submersible and their effects on coelacanths

  • J. Schauer
  • K. Hissmann
  • H. Fricke

DOI: 10.1007/s002270050101

Cite this article as:
Schauer, J., Hissmann, K. & Fricke, H. Marine Biology (1997) 128: 359. doi:10.1007/s002270050101

Abstract

A method for attaching acoustic transmitters externally to deep-water fishes in situ is described. Tags, each comprising a transmitter connected to a dart, were fired at fish from a pneumatic gun held by the manipulator arm of a submersible. The method was applied successfully for tagging coelacanths and may have application for use with other species of fishes living at depths to about 1000 m. The usefulness of direct observation for monitoring the effects of tags on fish is evaluated in relation to the effects of the tagging method on coelacanths.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Schauer
    • 1
  • K. Hissmann
    • 1
  • H. Fricke
    • 1
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für Verhaltensphysiologie, D-82319 Seewiesen, GermanyDE