Project News

Sterlets on television this Easter

On Easter Sunday, the documentary "Vienna, a Water City in Climate Change" was broadcast on ORF. In this very informative contribution about the past and future of Vienna's waters we are also represented with our project. For the documentary by Susanne Riegler, a film team visited us in the breeding station in mid-March.

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Telemetry of sterlets

Yesterday we chose 29 fish that had the right size and today they went into surgery. They were anesthetized and then we implanted the hydroacoustic tag and stitched the small cut. Afterwards we observed them for several hours before they were released into the Danube. Together with Viadonau we already set up the receiver stations at the Nationalpark Donauauen last week and starting today we will learn more about their habitat use and movements. This will be supplemented via active tracking by boat.

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