BRUVS (TM) - Fish and Benthic survey of Darwin Harbour wrecks 2003-08-17 to 2003-08-28

The dataset comprises 1491 individuals from 100 species of fishes, sharks, rays and sea snakes observed at 17 sites (Darwin Harbour wrecks) using 72 baited remote underwater video stations (BRUVS(TM)). 409 images were captured from these cameras. Approximately 3500 of the best images from all BRUVS (TM) projects are stored in a reference library. Data recorded concern: - classification of the habitat in the field of view (topography, sediments, benthos) - the identity of fish and CAABCODES - their time of arrival - their behaviour (8 categories, including feeding on the bait) - their maturity (adult or juvenile) - their relative abundance (as MaxN = the maximum number visible at one time, or distinguishable at different times as separate individuals e.g. much larger/smaller, male/female) - the time elapsed before MaxN and feeding occurs. A custom interface has been developed by AIMS staff, using Microsoft Access, for reading and analysis of BRUVS(TM) tapes. This research was undertaken to characterise the fish populations

16 data collection periods spanning 19 Aug 2003 to 23 Aug 2003

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Data Cite
  • Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS). 2017, BRUVS (TM) - Fish and Benthic survey of Darwin Harbour wrecks 2003-08-17 to 2003-08-28, http://data.aims.gov.au/metadataviewer/faces/view.xhtml?uuid=d89470cd-891b-495b-9840-09180ee39fb0, accessed 21/10/2017
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Credits
Cappo, M: AIMS
Meekan, MG: AIMS
Cited Responsible Party List
Principal Investigator
Cappo, Michael (Mike), Dr Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS)
Point Of Contact List
Point Of Contact
Cappo, Michael (Mike), Dr Research Scientist Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) reception@aims.gov.au