Baited Remote Underwater Video monitoring: what's all the fuss?
Researchers from the University of Wageningen under the leadership of sheries biologist Dr. Martin de Graaf and Twan Stoffers, have been working for some years to determine which sharks and rays are present in the waters of the Dutch Caribbean using stereo Baited Remote Underwater Videos (sBRUV), a technique first pioneered for the in situ study of fish populations. sBRUV surveys are an effcient way for researchers to collect large amounts of data on fish populations as well as to get a first impression of shark abundance, and other apex predators present in the water.
This news article was published in BioNews 30.
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