Bay-wide Biotelemetry


Ocean Research Project and Smithsonian Environmental Research Center teamed up to collect one of the largest biotelemetry surveys of the cownose ray species by sailboat in our nation’s treasure, the Chesapeake Bay. After a month long survey beginning in August 2014, our team tested procedures for sailboats acting as mobile biotelemetry platforms in the development of the Fish Finder Program a citizen science project geaered towards recreational boaters. Biotelemetry Tech Report Here

Biotelemetry Reconnaissance Survey

  • Mobile biotelemtry feasibility test
  • On-anchor overnight occupation survey

Education and Outreach

  • MD Public School District STEM Program

High school internship program


Vemco Vr100


Vemco VR2W Receiver