Author Archives: David Bryan

Search for Juvenile Tarpon and Permit

Last week Chris and I were on the hunt for juvenile tarpon and permit. On Tuesday we met Bruce in Port St. Lucie and headed to Hutchison Island to look for young of the year tarpon. We had some ideas … Continue reading

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Tarpon and Permit in the Virgin Islands

Last week I was working in St. John and St. Thomas as part of a large cooperative effort to survey the reef fish and benthic communities of the US Caribbean coral reef ecosystem. One evening after work, I went out … Continue reading

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Little Shark River and Mud Bay Data Download

Chris and I headed back into the Everglades on Tuesday to download data from our hydro-acoustic receiver array and look for yet another satellite tag that had come off a tarpon. This was going to be the first time that … Continue reading

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Boca Grande Tarpon Tagging

I left Miami Friday afternoon to join Bruce over in Boca Grande to tag some tarpon. This weekend happened to be the culmination of the Profession Tarpon Tournament Series as well as a very popular weekend for local fishermen so … Continue reading

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Broad Key Weather Station Calibration and Tag Recovery

Jiangang, Neil Hammerschlag (http://rjd.miami.edu/) and I headed out to Broad Key to service TBRC’s weather station and try to find a tag that had come off a scalloped hammerhead. The broad key station is about 30 miles from RSMAS so … Continue reading

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Three Day April Taging Trip to Everglades National Park

It’s been almost a month since our first tagging trip to the Everglades and the waters have warmed bringing the promise of a successful tarpon tagging trip. In addition to myself, Jiangang, Chris and Bruce from TBRC, we had three … Continue reading

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Whitewater Bay Trip

The fishing reports for tarpon in the Whitewater Bay region of the Everglades National Park didn’t look promising due to several late cold fronts that recently swept through south Florida.  Despite Mother Nature’s late spring curve-ball, the Ault lab took … Continue reading

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Everglades Hydro-Acoustic Data Download Trip with FIU

Adam and Phil (FIU) have been working with hydro-acoustics in the Everglades for several years and Chris and I wanted to learn as much as we could from their experience. We were also interested in scouting locations for our receiver … Continue reading

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Construction of Receiver Mounts

As part of our research project we are collaborating with both Dr. Mike Heithaus’s  (http://www2.fiu.edu/~heithaus/ ) and Dr. Jennifer Rehage’s (http://www2.fiu.edu/~rehagej/rehage_news.html)  labs at FIU to install a single hydro-acoustic array to track the movements of multiple species. Before we deployed … Continue reading

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Overnight Research Trip to Everglades National Park

As 2012 drew to a close, we observed a 95 pound tarpon (tarpon 219), tagged in the Charlotte Harbor area, repeatedly enter the Everglades National Park System. These forays appeared to roughly coincide with the passing of atmospheric cold fronts. … Continue reading

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