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Acoustic telemetry detection data for acoustic-tagged lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) in the Lake Huron-to-Lake Erie corridor (20161122)


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Hondorp, D.W., 2017, Acoustic telemetry detection data for acoustic-tagged lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) in the Lake Huron-to-Lake Erie corridor (20161122): U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Acoustic telemetry is a popular tool for the study of fish spatial ecology. In acoustic telemetry, fish are captured, surgically implanted with an acoustic transmitter or ‘tag’, and then released back into the environment. Networks of autonomous, stationary receivers then are used to track the movements of tagged individuals over long periods of time (> 1 year). Each acoustic receiver records the date, time, and unique transmitter code (or ID) for each acoustic tag detection. This data set contains detection data for 282 acoustic-tagged lake sturgeon that were captured and released into the Detroit River, St. Clair River, and Lake Huron between 2011 and 2015. Movements of acoustic-tagged individuals were tracked in the Detroit and [...]


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Darryl W Hondorp
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Darryl W Hondorp
Metadata Contact :
Darryl W Hondorp
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U.S. Geological Survey
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U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase

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GS_HECST_tagdata_20161122.csv 29.78 KB
GS_biodatbase.csv 26.85 KB
GS_HECST_receiver_deploy_history_20161122_154424.csv 62.86 KB
GS_HECST_detectionsWithLocs_20161122_181540.csv 916.32 MB
GS_HECST_array_station_locations_20161122.csv 19.36 KB
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The purpose of this study was to describe the population structure of lake sturgeon that spawn in the St. Clair and Detroit rivers, which are among the few remaining Great Lakes tributaries in which lake sturgeon use of main-stem river spawning habitat is unblocked by dams or other man-made barriers. The number, geographic organization, and connectedness of spawning populations within this group of lake sturgeon was expected to help managers understand the natural level of population and habitat connectivity necessary to rehabilitate self-sustaining lake sturgeon populations in more fragmented ecosystems.

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DOI doi:10.5066/F769722Z

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