Deployment of acoustic listening stations (VR2 receivers)

Elucidating shark movements and therefore habitat use is important for management and conservation of commercially fished and endangered species, as it enables the characterization of species’ critical habitats.

Six passive acoustic monitors (listening stations VR2), capable of recording the presence of multiple acoustic transmitters, will be deployed in Moorea Island (2 inside the lagoon and 4 on the outer slope) to collect and store information from acoustic tags. These individual, fixed-position listening stations can provide information about the presence/absence of tagged individuals at a specific site.

We plan to tag 20 sharks with acoustic transmitters (10 males and 10 females).


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