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Contract awarded for river murray passive integrated transponder (pit) system data management - ~fishnet~
The evaluation of passive integrated transponder (PIT) tags and visible implant elastometer (VIE) marks as new marking techniques for the bullhead.
The mussels were transported to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium mussel facility, where they were briefly quarantined and fitted with passive integrated transponder (PIT) tags.
Marked with Passive Integrated Transponder tags, a large percentage of those were tallied at Bonneville Dam, en route to the ocean.
Finally, many specimens that ate large enough have been injected with a passive integrated transponder tag in order to identify individuals.
When salmon tagged with the passive integrated transponder (PIT) microchips pass through the antenna, the antenna turns on the PIT tag and the PIT tag in turn sends a unique identifying number to operators of the database where important information such as the species, journey origin and age of each fish is logged.
A passive integrated transponder tag is injected under an animal's skin, allowing its movements to be tracked by antenna systems over a wide area.
Common methods for individual marking of small mammals include ear tags, leg rings (Chitty 1937), toe clipping (Walker 1935) and more recently passive integrated transponders (Harper & Batzli 1996).