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Australian Institute of Marine Science - Baited Remote Underwater Video Stations (BRUVS)
Entry ID: aims_reef_bruvs

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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 ... View entire text
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Description: AIMS Baited Remote Underwater Video Stations (BRUVS) Program Page
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -9.0   S: -25.0   E: 153.0   W: 141.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Title: Baited Remote Underwater Video Stations (BRUVS)
Dataset Publisher: Australian Institute of Marine Science
Online Resource:
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1994-01-01
Stop Date: 1997-12-31
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Quality Data is from published data and collections available in research centres;
taxonomic accuracy relies on these measures.
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Australian Institute of Marine Science, Australia Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: +61 7 4753 4377
Email: adc at
Contact Address:
Australian Institute of Marine Science
PMB No. 3
City: Townsville Qld.
Province or State: Queensland
Postal Code: 4810
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Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Format: OBIS Schema
Fees: none
Phone: +61 7 4753 4419
Email: g.ericson at
Contact Address:
PMB No.3
City: Townsville
Province or State: Queensland
Postal Code: 4810
Country: Australia
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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.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-02-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-02-05