Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Ocean, Coastal, and Earth Sciences
Dr. Richard J. Kline
Dr. Mark Fisher
Dr. Saydur Rahman
There has been very little study of the Texas population of snook. No studies have have looked at behavior in the Texas snook population. In this study we look at behavioral patterns and activity level in Lower Laguna Madre snook utilizing accelerometer telemetry tags. Twenty-one common snook were surgically implanted with tags and monitored from summer and fall of 2019 until September 2020. The accelerometer tags which sum acceleration over the x, y, and z planes calculated (ODBA) which was used to estimate behavior. This behavior was then compared with environmental data like diel period, tidal period, water temperature, and lunar phase in order to determine their effect on snook activity.
Cawlfield, Jonathan Truett, "Snook (Centropomus undecimalis) Behavior and Accelerometer Telemetry in the Bahia Grande of Texas" (2021). Theses and Dissertations - UTRGV. 632.