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Krill Camera Footage and Traps from the SIPEX II Voyage of the Aurora Australis
Entry ID: SIPEX_II_Krill_Camera

Abstract: The intention of the Deep Krill Camera and Trap System was to monitor and capture krill found during deep CTD operations.

Two traps were installed on the CTD in place of Niskin Bottles. At pre-determined depths an internal light was illuminated and the traps were opened. After a set period of time a second trigger signal was sent to the traps, closing the entry point, encapsulating any Krill ... View entire text
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  N: -64.43   S: -65.88   E: 120.9   W: 119.9

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Meiners, K., King, R., Reeve, J., Jordan, M. and Williams, J.
Dataset Title: Krill Camera Footage and Traps from the SIPEX II Voyage of the Aurora Australis
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2017-09-07
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2012-09-29
Stop Date: 2012-10-14
Quality The Deep Krill camera system had no absolute feedback, so it could never be certainly known if the recording was occurring properly until the data were reviewed at the surface.

There appeared to be some interference between the CTD bottle firing and camera commands being transmitted to the CTD rosette. This was worked around by monitoring the feedback from the camera system, then transmitting the bottle firing trigger in between updates.
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Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
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Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 220 GB
Distribution Format: mp4, MTS
Fees: Free
Phone: + 61 3 6226 7201
Email: klaus.meiners at
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Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre (ACE CRC)
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Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7001
Country: Australia
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-01-14
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-09-11