Articles | Volume 15, issue 5
Ocean Sci., 15, 1327–1340, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-15-1327-2019
Ocean Sci., 15, 1327–1340, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-15-1327-2019

Research article 07 Oct 2019

Research article | 07 Oct 2019

The Pelagic In situ Observation System (PELAGIOS) to reveal biodiversity, behavior, and ecology of elusive oceanic fauna

Henk-Jan Hoving et al.

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Data from video supporting the technological description of the pelagic in situ observation system PELAGIOS H.-J. T. Hoving, S. Christiansen, E. Fabrizius, H. Hauss, R. Kiko, P. Linke, P. Neitzel, U. Piatkowski, and A. Körtzinger https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.902247

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The pelagic in situ observation system (PELAGIOS) is a towed observation system with HD video camera and environmental sensors. It is used for pelagic video transects down to 3000 m. The system enables the visualization and exploration of pelagic organisms (> 1 cm), in particular delicate gelatinous fauna, which cannot be captured by nets. The video and hydrographic data give insight into the biodiversity, abundance, and distribution of oceanic pelagic organisms from the surface to the deep sea.