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Method to Estimate the Population Densityof the Snow Crab Chionoecetes opilio Using a Deep-sea Video Monitoring System on a Towed Sledge

JARQ : Japan Agricultural Research Quarterly
ISSN
00213551
書誌レコードID(総合目録DB)
AA0068709X
本文フルテキスト

A deep-sea video monitoring system on a towed sledge (DVMSTS) was developed to estimate the population density of the snow crab Chionoecetes opilio. Population density of the snow crab was investigated using the DVMSTS in a practical survey. The observations were carried out at 7 survey sites ranging from 200 to 340 m in depth on August 20-29, in 1998. These sites were located off both northern and western Oki Islands in the Sea of Japan. The observations were repeated 8 times and video tapes were recorded for 375 min in total. The observed distances were 15,600 m in total, and the towed DVMSTS was able to sweep the sea bottom over an area of 25,900 m2. Sweeping area was obtained by multiplying the observed distance by the width of the DVMSTS (1.66 m). A count of 104 crabs was recorded. Crab densities per 1,000 m2 for each observation were estimated to be 1, 3, 3, 3.1, 4.0, 5.6, 6.4 and 10 individuals, respectively. Sex of small crabs less than about 9 cm in carapace width could not be defined from the recorded video images. Because the majority of the crabs did not respond to the light, it was assumed that underwater light hardly affected the crab behavior. The method to estimate the population density of the snow crab using the DVMSTS can be effective, especially for a quantitative survey of the stock abundance of the snow crab.

刊行年月2002-01-01
作成者Toshihiro WATANABE
著者キーワード

stock abundance

Sea of Japan

megalobenthos

公開者Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences
データ作成日2002-01-01
国立情報学研究所メタデータ主題語彙集(資源タイプ)Journal Article
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開始ページ51
終了ページ57
権利Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences
言語eng