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Salmon Smolt Release

These salmon smolts have transmitters implanted in their abdominal cavity to help scientists at our Science Center's Orono Field Station understand their migration behavior. Over the next few weeks these smolts will pass by a series of receivers which will collect data about their movement and behavior. Transmitters and receivers are the backbone of acoustic telemetry, a common technology scientists use to track animal behavior. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Heather Soulen, NEFSC