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Using Technology to Assess the Invasive Sea Squirt, Didemnum vexillum, Impacts on Fisheries and Ecosystems
Project Number:2010-R/RCM-29-REGStart Date:2010-02-01End Date:2014-01-31
Proposal SummaryResearchers will develop and test optical sensors for rapid spatial surveys that detect the invasive sea squirt, Didemnum. The sensors will be adapted for MITSG’s autonomous underwater vehicle Odyssey IV, with the long-term goal of refining the conceptual model of Didemnum as an ecological engineer and exploring options for ecosystem-based management that evaluate the impact of Didemnum and help fisheries managers ensure a sustainable fishery.
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