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 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
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
Matthieu comments, "The Tinytag Aquatic 2 is the
perfect temperature logger for our field R&D experiments. They
record temperature with high precision and they have proved
consistently reliable throughout the entire period of
The pdf file above shows an example of a downloaded Tinytag Explorer file.