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GPS Tracking Marine Animals

Salmon Tracking

Marine GPS Tracking Device

Salmon have always mystified people with their can do attitude, swinging upstream and against the heavy river currents. However, scientists have recently been learning a great deal about salmon and other marine animals thanks to advanced GPS tracking systems that allow marine biologists to study movement, migration patterns and more. With a recent decline in wild salmon populations across the world that scientists attribute to overfishing, warmer waters, dam construction, and other variables, GPS tracking system technology is giving scientists a better understanding of how the majestic and strong-willed fish live.

GPS trackers can provide marine biologists with crucial information related to the fishes’ survival, and may help scientists better understand the severity of environmental pressures placed upon the fish by human interaction. Salmon are a vital food source too many people across the world, and their prosperity is directly related to our interaction with the animal. Loss of suitable fresh water habitat, degradation of stream pools, and water pollution are only some of the many hurdles the salmon population faces in trying to persevere and prosper in today’s world.

Will real time GPS technology be the key to scientists understanding the complexities of wild salmon, or has the damage people have done and continue to do to the environment simply too much for salmon populations to sustain long-term? Will the salmon populations ever grow to the thriving levels they once were?

Hopefully the data gathered from the GPS tracking systems will help us comprehend the severity of the situation.