Impact implantation of a transmitter on Sarpa salpa behaviour: study with a computerized video tracking system
Abstract:Two transmitter masses (2 and 6% of the fish's mass) were selected to examine the interference of tags with the behaviour of Sarpa salpa using a computerized video tracking system based on digital imaging techniques. The study demonstrated that light transmitters had no effect on the behavioural variables studied, and a substantial bias in behaviour is introduced if heavier (6%) tags are used.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: MARE Centre, Department of Live Sciences, Laboratory of Eco-ethology of marine vertebrates, University of Liege, Quai Van Beneden 22, 4020 Liege, Belgium and 2: University of Liege, Department of Live Sciences, Biology of behaviour unit: Ethology and animal psychology, Quai Van Beneden, 22. 4020 Liege, Belgium
Publication date: August 1, 2005