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Recently re-installed, Folger Pinnacle platform is now connected and streaming data and video from 23 m below sea level in Folger Passage.
For the next two months, we're inviting everyone to join a Digital Fishing competition.
Your new mission, should you choose to accept (and we hope you will!), is to investigate the sea bottom looking for trawl marks and a new feature: thornyhead rockfish.
The seafloor is home to a variety of benthic organisms that spend much, if not all, of their time on the bottom sliding along or ploughing through sediment. This process by which organisms mix up sediment is known as bioturbation, and it is ecologically important because it influences nutrient recycling and other biogeochemical processes on the seafloor.
Citizen scientist Harold Smith has now contributed over 10,000 annotations to our video database.
Over our first two years of operations, NEPTUNE Canada has recorded thousands of hours of video, both during installation dives and from underwater cameras installed across our subsea network. All this video needs to be studied. But it’s a daunting task for scientists to view so much footage and describe what they see – this is where you can help.
Can "crowd sourcing" be harnessed to identify and classify fish swimming through our extensive underwater video archive?
Rich Pawlowicz is using underwater acoustic vision to study fish, plankton and bubbles in Folger Passage.
After a busy summer of operations, our 2009 installation cruises have drawn to a close.
The DMAS team continues to advance steadily on multiple fronts.