Lack of light colour effects when sampling fish at night in low visibility environments

Sasha K. Whitmarsh, Peter G. Fairweather, Charlie Huveneers

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Abstract

We compared night deployments of Baited Remote Underwater Video Stations (BRUVS) in South Australia, illuminated by either red or blue light and found similar species compositions and abundances with both colours. We observed c. 1800 individuals from 52 species across 107 night-time deployments, with only one site out of six showing differences in assemblages between the two colours. With five out of six sites showing similarities between light colours our results differ from previous results and more generally suggest that the most suitable colour can differ among studies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)952-955
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Fish Biology
Volume95
Issue number3
Early online date24 May 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2019

Keywords

  • baited video
  • BRUVS
  • fish communities
  • nocturnal
  • temperate

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