Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Mystery Dive

Researchers often use video to study animal behavior. They creep up on animals, hide the cameras, leave them running in the bushes, or even attach a video unit to the animal itself (check out the National Geographic Crittercam site).

It seems only fair that we do the same for the researchers! But how to film their activities? I considered following a researcher around (they might notice), hiding a camera in the bushes (there are laws against this) and finally settled on a head mounted "helmet cam" instead (it straps on, the researchers seem adverse to glue).

The following video is the first result. Have a look.

See how good of a scientist you are by answering the following questions:
1. Where are they in the world?
2. What are they doing (list the activity, depth, conditions)
3. What is the structure they are near? (Is this from the Abyss?)
4. What did they do to the object on the line?
5. How many fish can you identify near them?

Having trouble answering those? Make some hypothesis. Send in your comments and we will answer them.



1 comment:

  1. This is the first time I've posted a comment on a blog, so I have no idea if it will work or not. I like the blog and enjoyed the videos. I guessed correctly on the EAR, but had no idea about the cage. Judith