From 2009 to 2017, the FISHSCAPE Project (grant numbers 1719267, 1417754, and 0902153), based at Toolik Field Station, has monitored physical, chemical, and biological parameters within three watersheds: The Kuparuk (including Toolik Lake and Toolik outlet stream); The Sagavanirktok (primarily Oksrukuyik Creek, but also including sections of the Ailish and Atigun Rivers and the Galbraith Lakes); and The Itkillik (primarily the I-Minus outlet stream, a tributary that that feeds into the Itkilik River). Target species were primarily Arctic grayling and Lake trout, although Arctic char, Burbot, Dolly varden, round whitefish, and slimey sculpin were also captured. This file contains the detectioned fish tags using whole stream or hand-held antennas in the three watersheds. We had no field season in 2014 and thus did not deploy antennaes. Fish were tagged with Passive Integrated Transponder (PIT) tags which can be read with a whole stream antenna to track the migration of the fish, predominately Arctic grayling, throughout the systems. Fish tags detected with a handheld readers are designated in Site ID as "XXX_capture". For "capture" fish time is arbitraily set at '7:00:00'' of the day of capture and tagging because actual time was not recorded. The individual fish data (date, tag number, length, weight, species) associated with the tag can be found in the 2009-2017_FISHSCAPE_fish_tagging file.
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See sheet titles: FISHSCAPE sites 2009-2017 or FISHSCAPE sites 2009-2017.csv
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All fish (adults and juveniles) captured during the field season are measured, weighed, tagged and released. Fish greater than 30 cm were tagged with Full (FDX) or Half duplex tags (HDX) internal tags. Whole-stream antennae were deployed along the mainstem chnannel and specific sub-watersheds within the 3 watersheds to detect migration and movements. We used OregonRFID HDX tags and equipment (https://www.oregonrfid.com/).
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