Science of spring: Bass will soon start a long journey going nowhere
Ottawa Citizen

By Tom Spears, Ottawa Citizen, April 8, 2017

Adult bass spend weeks in May and June swimming non-stop in an exhausting patrol to keep predators away from their offspring, so Carleton University’s Steven Cooke set out to find how far they travel.

Usually he attaches radio transmitters to fish when he traces their movements. But a radio transmitter won’t measure small movements around a nest. His teams installed equipment on bass that records movements of their swimming muscles, and translated that into length of movement.

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