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Singapore aquarium displays RFID-tagged fish

Posted: 25 May 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:microchips? radio frequency identification? RFID tag?

Singapore's Underwater World aquarium offers a hi-tech way of identifying our scaly friends.

This is according to a Reuters report, which stated that the aquarium has tagged some of its fish using microchips in order for visitors to identify the different species on display. Among those tagged are arapaima, one of the world's largest freshwater fish, and pacu, which is related to the piranha.

Peter Chew, sales and marketing manager at Underwater World, explained that visitors can see the name, species and other information displayed on the touch screen every time the 20 tagged fish pass a sensor.

Chew added that the Underwater World is the first aquarium to tag its fish with microchips using RFID technology. They are also considering tagging sharks into the $196,000-system, which took three months to set up.

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