(The Gist of Science Reporter) PIT Tags for Fish  [MARCH-2020]


(The Gist of Science Reporter) PIT Tags for Fish

 [MARCH-2020]


PIT Tags for Fish

  • Passive Integrated Transponder or PIT tags, are used to assess migration patterns in endangered species of fishes.
  • These tags workin the same manner as microchips.
  • The Tags consist of small radio transponders that contain a specific code, providing fishes, amphibians, reptiles, and birds a unique 10 or 15 digit alphanumeric identification number.
  • It also works in the absence of a battery.
  • This feature allows the production of smaller tags that can be used on smaller organisms.

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