Using video archives to investigate behavior of midwater decapod shrimps
Project Manager and Lead Scientist: William Hamner
In reviewing archival video of tiny midwater shrimps, MBARI adjunct Bill Hamner of the University of California, Los Angeles (emeritus) realized that some shrimps identified as S. similis in MBARI's video data base are actually a different but similar species. An important task for 2007 will be to correct these identifications and elucidate any differences in behavior of the species. Robison and Haddock will obtain close-up high definition images of the shrimps to be shown to Dr. Joel Martin, Curator of Crustaceans, Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History for proper identification.