A Preliminary Qualitative Study of Baited Remote Underwater Video Surveys (BRUVS) on Fish Assemblage in the Coastal Waters of Maine

Jasmine D. Nyce, Woon Yuen Koh, Kristen S. Wurth, James A. Sulikowski

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Abstract

The use of baited remote underwater video surveys (BRUVS) has become increasingly prevalent in temperate ecosystems in recent years as this technique provides data on ecosystem structure and species composition. To date, no BRUVS have been performed in the Saco Bay due to natural obstacles within the region. Our modified BRUVS resulted in 66 hours of video recorded over 2 sampling periods with 17 different species of various taxa observed. A total of 623 individuals was observed based on MaxN. These baited remote underwater video surveys successfully provided ecosystem data; therefore, we suggest that it would be an ideal complementary sampling method for this region.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalNortheastern Naturalist
Volume29
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2022
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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