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Using diver-operated stereo-video to monitor juvenile fish assemblages in Mediterranean coastal habitats formed by macrophytes

  • Julia Castro-Fernández
  • José M. Disdier-Gomez
  • Olga Reñones
  • Joan Moranta
  • Inés Castejón-Silvo
  • Jorge Terrados
  • Hilmar Hinz

Littoral systems with macrophytes are nursery areas for fish. We aim to develop a combination of stereo-video and habitat mapping methods for studying fish recruitment at various temporal and spatial scales. Some benefits are: videos are permanent and data can be used for developments of artificial intelligence. There are also disadvantages: cameras have a limited field of view and video processing is time-consuming. Introducing this methodology is of great importance to assess changes in the habitat structure and the ecosystem functions provided for the fish community.

  • Keywords:
  • Habitat complexity,
  • Recruitment,
  • Stereo-video,
  • Nursery,
  • Coastal ecosystems,
  • Ecosystem services,
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Julia Castro-Fernández

IMEDEA CSIC-UIB, Spain - ORCID: 0000-0002-6555-1212

José M. Disdier-Gomez


Olga Reñones

IEO, Spain - ORCID: 0000-0003-2217-5576

Joan Moranta

IEO, Spain - ORCID: 0000-0002-9814-0735

Inés Castejón-Silvo

IMEDEA CSIC-UIB, Spain - ORCID: 0000-0003-1247-787X

Jorge Terrados

IMEDEA CSIC-UIB, Spain - ORCID: 0000-0002-0921-721X

Hilmar Hinz

IMEDEA CSIC-UIB, Spain - ORCID: 0000-0003-4909-0089

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  • Publication Year: 2022
  • Pages: 596-605

  • Publication Year: 2022

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Using diver-operated stereo-video to monitor juvenile fish assemblages in Mediterranean coastal habitats formed by macrophytes


Julia Castro-Fernández, José M. Disdier-Gomez, Olga Reñones, Joan Moranta, Inés Castejón-Silvo, Jorge Terrados, Hilmar Hinz





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Ninth International Symposium “Monitoring of Mediterranean Coastal Areas: Problems and Measurement Techniques”

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