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GIBRALTRACK pilot: Pilot study towards a permanent deployment of an acoustic array across Gibraltar Strait

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The main objective of this pilot study is to establish the first successful precedent of the implementation of an acoustic array across Gibraltar Strait (one of the most important worldwide zone for the marine fauna transition) towards the big challenge to deploy a permanent acoustic curtain for the monitoring of this strategic gate. In this sense, several acoustic receivers has been deployed at the strategically locations in order to detect Bluefin Tunas (Thunnus thynnus) previously tagged at the North-Eastern Atlantic waters and that can potentially migrate across this important natural gate.

Biology > Acoustics, Biology > Ecology - biodiversity, Biology > Fish
Marine/Coastal, Acoustic data, Acoustic tags, Acoustic telemetry, Acoustic Telemetry, Animal tracking, Bluefin tuna, Fish migration, Fisheries, Marine fauna, Strait of gibraltar, Tracking networks, Transition region, Tuna fisheries, MED, Gibraltar, MED, Gibraltar Strait, Pisces, Thunnus thynnus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Geographical coverage
MED, Gibraltar [Marine Regions]
MED, Gibraltar Strait [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
From 1 May 2021 on [In Progress]

Taxonomic coverage
Pisces [WoRMS]
Thunnus thynnus (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]

Fish detections Methodology
Fish detections: Acoustic telemetry

Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competiveness; Instituto Español de Oceanografía; Centro Oceanográfico de Baleares (IEO), moredata creator
Universitat de les Illes Balears; Instituto Mediterraneo de Estudios Avanzados (IMEDEA), moredata creator
Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), moredata creator
Instituto Andaluz de Investigación y Formación Agraria, Pesquera, Alimentaria y de la Produción Ecológica (IFAPA), moredata creator
University of Algarve; Faculty of Marine and Environmental Sciences; Centre of Marine Sciences (CCMAR), moredata creator
Technical University of Denmark; National Institute of Aquatic Resources (DTU Aqua), moredata creator
Institute of Marine Research (IMAR), moredata creator

Related datasets
Parent dataset:
European Tracking Network (ETN) data, more

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2021-08-24
Information last updated: 2023-11-16
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