Your generous donations will allow T3i to continue research to further understand the movement and suitable habitat of tarpon population(s) along the Texas coast. Funds will be used to support 5 research components:

  1. Continue maintenance of the Texas Coastal Array and deploy additional acoustic tags.

  2. Expand the Texas Coastal Array to increase the success of detecting tagged fish that move along the Texas Coast.

  3. Purchase additional satellite tags to further examine Gulf-wide movement of tarpon.

  4. Set up a VPS (Vemco Positioning System) acoustic array to monitor fine-scale movements of juvenile tarpon to determine habitat preferences.

  5. Apply genetics and otolith chemistry to identify the origin and stock structure of tarpon in Texas.