Dataset: BRUVS deployments in Timor Sea Banks and Shoals (Montara 2)


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Stereo Baited Remote Underwater Video Stations (BRUVS) were successfully deployed and retrieved at each of the 9 banks and shoals (Baracuda East and West Shoals, Sheldon Shoal, Wave Governor Bank, Heywood Shoal, Echuca Shoal, Goeree Shoal, Eugene McDermott Shoal, Vulcan Shoal). Deployments were restricted to <50 m depth and each unit was separated from its nearest neighbour by >250 m. In general 24 stereo BRUVS were deployed at each shoal however, given its smaller size, only 16 BRUVS units could be deployed Wave Governor Bank and still maintain a spacing of >250 m. Additional BRUVS deployments were made at Heywood Shoal, the largest of the shoals surveyed. Deep water BRUVS were additionly collected on the edge Barracuda East shoal in depths >50m.

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