VIDEO: Researchers Use “Fish E-Z Pass” to Track Rockfish Behavior

Twenty-five miles off the coast of Ocean City, Maryland, researchers have a new way of tracking key Bay fish like striped bass (our beloved rockfish) and Atlantic sturgeon.


Fish are implanted with tags that communicate with an acoustic receiver. It’s being compared to a sort of E-ZPass system for fish, and it records their comings and goings. The technology will be used to watch how fish behavior is impacted by the future wind turbines that will be installed off Ocean City.

Cheryl Costello visits the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory to see the tags in action. Watch below:


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