Dataset: GAB Deepwater Marine Program: Project 4 – Benthic biota of volcanic seamounts, seeps and canyons of the GAB - Video data


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This record describes the collections of towed camera imagery -video and stills- (and their derived data) from one Marine National Facility charter voyages conducted under Project 4 - Benthic biota of volcanic seamounts, seeps and canyons of the GAB - of the Great Australian Bight Deepwater Marine Program (GABDMP): IN2015_C01 and IN2017_C01. A key objective for which is to characterise the composition, abundance and distributions of benthic fauna (seabed animals) associated with volcanic seamounts, canyon and seep zone habitats in in ~1000-5000 m depth, within and adjacent to the Chevron lease areas in the GAB. Towed camera transecs were taken at 6 potential seep, 5 volcanic seamount.
This metadata record refers to the image data collected during the surveys. The 'on-botom' videos and still images have been archived as described in MarLIN record 14436 'Benthic Habitats Video Image Archive'; image annotations collected for this project are added to the Oracle data base BHIMAGE.

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