Australian Institute of Marine Science - Baited Remote Underwater Video Stations (BRUVS)Entry ID: aims_reef_bruvs
Abstract: Recordings of marine organism attracted to baited underwater video cameras (BRUVS). BRUVS are deployed in groups of 4-6, separated by approximately 450 m, for approximately 60 minutes. The spacing and deployment times are designed to achieve independence of each sampling set. The tapes are then reviewed to record the identity, timing of arrival and maximum number of those species attracted to the ... bait or otherwise present at the sampling station. The data were collected by review of video tapes with custom software that captures species images and records timecodes.
These data are predominantly bony fish (Class Actinopterygii) and cartilaginous fish (Class Elasmobranchii), significant records of sea snakes (Family Hydrophiidae), and minor representations of crabs (Order Decapoda) and squid (Family Loliginidae) and are predominately from the Queensland coast (Great Barrier Reef) with a small number of records from the North West Coast of Western Australia, Northern Territory and Lord Howe Island. Habitat coverage includes demersal, marine, reef and inter-reef habitats, including coral reef, rocky reef, seagrass, algal beds, Halimeda algae banks, unconsolidated mud and sand. Water depths from 8 to 140 metres, mostly around 20-70 metres.
Total Distribution Records: 18,540
Total Number of Taxa: 683 species
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Title: Baited Remote Underwater Video Stations (BRUVS)
Dataset Publisher: Australian Institute of Marine ScienceOnline Resource: http://www.iobis.org/
This data set description is a member of a collection. The collection is described in
Start Date: 1994-01-01Stop Date: 1997-12-31
OCEANS > BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY > SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY
OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > CORAL REEFS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > FISH > RAY-FINNED FISHES
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > FISH > SHARKS/RAYS/CHIMAERAS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > ARTHROPODS > CRUSTACEANS > DECAPODS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > MOLLUSKS > CEPHALOPODS > SQUIDS
BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > BENTHIC HABITAT
BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > COASTAL HABITAT
BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > DEMERSAL HABITAT
BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > REEF HABITAT
BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE HABITAT
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Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Format: OBIS Schema
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +61 7 4753 4419
Email: g.ericson at aims.gov.au
Province or State: Queensland
Postal Code: 4810
Email: m.cappo at aims.gov.au
Email: p.speare at aims.gov.au
Cappo, M. Speare, P., and D'eath G. (2004). Comparison of Baited Remote Underwater Video Stations (BRUVS) and prawn (shrimp) trawls for assessment of fish biodiversity in inter-reefal areas of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 302(2), 123-152.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-02-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-10-02