Underwater stereo-video (stereo BRUV) was used to study sharks and fish diversity, relative abundance and population structure in the Dutch Caribbean.
The aim of the project is to develop a robust method for long-term shark and fish community surveys in the Dutch Caribbean. As many of the reefs in the Dutch Caribbean, e.g. the Saba Bank, extend below safe limits for diving surveys, baited remote underwater stereo-video (stereo BRUV) will be used to study fish diversity, relative abundance and population structure. Where possibly diver operated stereo-video transects (stereo DOV) will be compared with stereo-BRUV.