Using video archives to investigate behavior of midwater invertebrates
Project Manager: William Hamner
Lead Scientists: Bruce Robison and George Matsumoto
We will continue in 2005 to examine video footage of selected species of mid-water invertebrates, already present in the video archive at MBARI. The video, accessed through the MBARI Video Annotation and Reference System (VARS), will be used to write manuscripts.
Analysis of feeding behavior of ctenophores will be expanded to include other species of mid-water lobate and cydippid ctenophores and large midwater siphonophores. Also we will begin to investigate for the first time some of the other mid-water decapods found off Monterey and in the Gulf of California.