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Remote multi-camera system for in situ observations of behaviour and predator/prey interactions of marine benthic macrofauna

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Mills, D and Verdouw, G and Frusher, SD, Remote multi-camera system for in situ observations of behaviour and predator/prey interactions of marine benthic macrofauna, New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, 39, (2) pp. 347-352. ISSN 0028-8330 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1080/00288330.2005.9517315

Abstract

There are few options for obtaining information on intra- and inter-species behavioural interactions between marine animals other than direct observation. Underwater video and infrared lighting can be used to overcome some of the biases and limitations associated with diver observations. We outline the assembly and application of a multi-camera underwater video system consisting largely of moderately priced components produced for the security surveillance industry. Signals from up to eight cameras on the seafloor are processed on a floating pontoon into a single video stream and transmitted to a remote monitoring station for viewing or recording. High-red and infrared lights are used for night viewing to minimise disturbance. Experiments incorporating this system have provided high-quality data on predation and behaviour of lobsters. © The Royal Society of New Zealand 2005.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries Sciences
Research Field:Aquatic Ecosystem Studies and Stock Assessment
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Environmentally Sustainable Animal Production
Objective Field:Environmentally Sustainable Animal Production not elsewhere classified
Author:Mills, D (Mr David Mills)
Author:Frusher, SD (Professor Stewart Frusher)
ID Code:34453
Year Published:2005
Web of Science® Times Cited:17
Deposited By:TAFI - Marine Research Laboratory
Deposited On:2005-08-01
Last Modified:2010-05-05
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