Water temperature is monitored by the Tinytags in the fish farms for use in antibiotics resistance analysis.
Matthieu GAUMÉ is an engineer at ITAVI, a French Technical
Institute established for over 50 years and recognised by the
government in supporting the development of the domestic fish
farming, aviculture and cuniculture sectors.
Matthieu specialises in fish farming, and has been researching
water temperature as part of an experimental Project looking into
antibiotic resistance. Two Aquatic 2 Tinytag data
loggers have collected data to help characterise the
environmental parameters in the area surrounding the Project's
regular water collection sites. Water collection took place every
15 days for 18 months, and the loggers recorded the temperature
every 5 minutes. They were deployed in the entering water flow
canal of the two volunteer fish farms participating in the
Using the Tinytags was a key part of the study because bacterial
development in water is directly correlated with water temperature.
Also, the speed of development of bacteria colonies and the profile
of bacteria strains are directly driven by water temperature (in
addition to other parameters like pH, BDO5 (Biological Oxygen
demand on five days) nutriment concentrations etc. …).
Recorded data will be used to try to find correlation between
the water temperature and the profile of the antibiotics
resistances analysis results in order to be able to better
anticipate antibiotic resistance.
Matthieu and the Project Team chose Aquatic 2 Tinytags as
they were ideally suited to the application. A very robust logger
with a very long life battery (more than 18 months with a 5 min
recording frequency) was required, and additionally, the inductive
pad used to offload the data from the loggers proved to be an
extremely quick and simple method under all weather conditions!
Matthieu comments, "The Tinytag Aquatic 2 is the perfect
temperature logger for our field R&D experiments. They record
temperature with high precision (the pdf file above shows an
example of a downloaded Tinytag Explorer file) and they have proved
consistently reliable throughout the entire period of