Baited remote underwater video station (BRUVS) surveys of fish in the Hawaiian Archipelago from 2012-09-01 to 2014-09-27 (NCEI Accession 0169370)

Supported by the NOAA Coral Reef Ecosystem Program (CREP), the data provided in this data set—including fish species, lengths, counts, and benthic cover—were generated from the analysis of video footage from baited underwater video station (BRUVS) surveys conducted during NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC) missions in the Main Hawaiian Islands in September 2012 and November 2013, and the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands in May and September 2014.

Each BRUVS uses high-definition video cameras mounted 0.7 m apart on a base bar that is inwardly converged at 8°, set up as a stereo-video system. The video images from the cameras are subsequently analyzed to identify fish species and length. The use of bait attracts a wide diversity of fish species into the field of view of the cameras, but CREP is also experimenting with unbaited deployments.

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Last Updated October 11, 2019, 07:00
Created October 24, 2018, 09:30
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