Marine Life

Scientists use acoustic sensors, fish tags, and other observing technologies to study marine life. Electronic tags can be attached to marine animals to monitor their movements and learn about their life cycle. Acoustic sensors are deployed to understand how sounds in the marine environment affect marine species movement and vocalization patterns. Data from marine life research are used to:

  • Document marine diversity
  • Inform fisheries management decisions
  • Understand the impacts of human activities on marine species
  • Provide insight into behaviors of species in rapidly changing environments

Funded Principal Investigator Institutions

  • University of South Carolina Beaufort
  • Mote Marine Laboratory
  • Axiom Data Science
  • Fisheries Data Solutions, LLC
  • South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
  • Florida FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

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