Status of robust redhorse (Moxostoma robustum): reintroduction efforts and preliminary results of sonic-tracking in the Ocmulgee River
Straight, Carrie A.
Freeman, Byron J.
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With the “rediscovery” of the robust redhorse (Moxostoma robustum) in 1993 and the recognition that Georgia harbored the only significant known remaining population of this species, a Robust Redhorse Conservation Committee (RRCC) was created. Reintroduction of robust redhorse in the Ocmulgee River was one conservation goal of this committee. Robust redhorse were released into the Ocmulgee River in 2002. To monitor the success of this reintroduction effort, we are tracking their movements using surgically implanted sonic transmitters. Telemetered robust redhorse moved between 21 and 187 river kilometers downstream of from the release site.