DeepFSL - a low cost bimodal observation system for deep sea ecosystem research

PI: Rodney Rountree, Univ. of Massachusetts - Amherst, Francis Juanes, Univ. of Massachusetts - Amherst, Stephen Frasier, Univ. of Massachusetts - Amherst

Project Number:2010-R/RC-119

Start Date:2010-02-01End Date:2012-07-31

Proposal Summary

The researchers will design and build a prototype of a new oceanic instrument, the DeepFSL, which will collect both conventional video and passive acoustic data to study the deep sea ecosystem. The research will be incorporated into UMASS undergraduate education, providing students with a unique opportunity to study deep sea ecosystems via new observational technology. The data gleaned will also help resource managers move toward ecosystem management.



3 / 18 / 2012 MIT Sea Grant funded research in the news: UMass marine biology professor Rodney Rountree probes sounds of fish
2 / 16 / 2012 Podcast featuring MIT Sea Grant funded research: Deep Sea Is Alive with Sound Scientists share the first-ever recordings of deep-sea species. Sarah Fecht reports
2 / 9 / 2012 Deep sea fish communicate through sound
1 / 30 / 2012 First recording of deep-sea fish reveal grunts & quacks
1 / 26 / 2012 Ecologists Capture First Deep-Sea Fish Noises
1 / 26 / 2012 Study records deep-sea fish sounds

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