Fisheries Survival Fund: Issues with NOAA’s “HabCam” Will Hurt 2019 Atlantic Sea Scallop Survey
Issues with the NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center’s “HabCam” habitat mapping camera will result in changes to the 2019 Northeast sea scallop survey.
The HabCam can ride just above the ocean floor and provide an extensive look at Atlantic sea scallop. In general, the camera is becoming a staple for NOAA research and surveillance.
The issues with the $450,000 HabCam began on June 6 when it struck an object. According to NOAA, divers were able to recover the camera and repair it, but...
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