The Movements of Bonefish

Photo by Aaron J. AdamsBonefish are among the top quarry for saltwater flyfishing anglers, particularly in South Florida and The Bahamas. Their scientific name is Albula vulpes, which translates into the “white fox” and pursuit of this elusive fish is estimated to contribute more than $150 million to the annual economy of the Bahamas.  Working with researchers from the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust and NOAA Fisheries, Dr. Grubbs co-authored a new paper using acoustic telemetry to describe movements of bonefish from spawning areas to adult home ranges in Andros, Bahamas. The work highlights the role marine protected areas, such as a marine national park, can play in conserving economically important species.

Read the full paper here.