Time Lapse Video Monitoring of Manta Ray Bay Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Australia

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Table of Contents

Time Lapse Video Monitoring of Manta Ray Bay Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Australia

Great Barrier Reef

Whitsunday Island Chain Hook Island

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Manta Ray Bay

Concerns & Conflicts

Challenge . . .

Objectives

Monitor Equipment

Monitoring Performance

Video Footage

Results of Sampling Strategy

Vessel Samples

Vessel Sizes at Moorings

Vessel Patterns

Mooring Times

Length of Stay

Mooring Patterns

SCUBA Diving

Snorkeling

Visitor Patterns

Visitor Samples

Effect of Resolution & Sample Length

Accuracy of Observers Estimates of Visitor Activity

Methodology

Recommendations

Recent Applications

Opportunities Underway

Conclusion

Acknowledgements

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Author: Thorne Abbott

Email: Thorneabbott@yahoo.com

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