Using a Video Lander to Assess Difficult Marine Habitats

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Deep temperate marine zones are known to support significant biological production, but they are difficult to sample because they are too deep for SCUBA and too complex for traditional nets. Ryan Easton of Oregon State University and his other colleagues found a way to do it that is not only feasible but quantitative.

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This journal article originally appeared in the 2015 July issue of Fisheries magazine