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Scientists develop new method of estimating fish movements underwater

The radio signals that are the backbone of traditional GPS cannot pass through seawater.  But sound travels remarkably well, so scientists often use acoustic telemetry to estimate an individual fish’s location. That means attaching an acoustic transmitter to a fish and then using a network of stationary underwater listening stations to monitor for the short clicking sounds that these tags emit. When a fish swims near to a receiver, its click is heard, and its individual code number is recorded.  more@phys.org 07:22