Vientiane, Lao PDR, 1st Aug 2006 - 31st Aug 2006
For many years the migratory habits of some of the Mekong's largest fish have fascinated scientists. Now a group of researchers from the Mekong Wetlands Biodiversity Programme (of which the Mekong River Commission is a partner) and the National Geographic Society have joined forces to undertake a yearlong study into these fishes and their migration paths and spawning sites. But there is something special about this study - it will be the first attempt to use underwater biotelemetry to track fish movements in the Mekong.
Working with Thai and Lao fisheries officers, the researchers will tag fish and use receivers floating in the water to track their movements.
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Editor: Peter Starr
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