DNR biologist, Ball State student tracking muskies

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A state wildlife biologist and a Ball State University student have teamed up on a project that's delving into the behavior of a popular but uncommon sport fish.

State Department of Natural Resources fisheries biologist Sandy Clark-Kolaks and Ball State graduate student Nick Haunert are tracking 40 juvenile muskies that were released in March into Eagle Creek Reservoir in Indianapolis.

The fish were all implanted with radio tags that contain batteries designed to last 257 days.

The tracking project is expected to shed light on the habitat needs and behavior of juvenile muskies.

Haunert will track the fish every week this spring and summer. Haunert is blogging about the project at muskietrackecr.blogspot.com.

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