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Title: Implanting Telemetry Tag in Pallid Sturgeon
Acoustic telemetry tags have to be fairly small to fit inside a five to fifteen pound pallid sturgeon. The average tag is about the size of your ring finger (60-90 mm long and 16 mm diameter). That means the battery that powers the acoustic tag is small, too. A small battery means that the signal from the tag is relatively weak, or fairly quiet.
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