Study of the population of Mobula tarapacana in Azores through employing video analysis.

IMAR/OkeanosUAc is offering the opportunity for the student to work with our Ecodive team research project. The student will be engaged in tasks related to the monitoring and observation of aggregation patterns and abundance of devil rays (Mobula tarapacana) at an offshore seamount in the Azores. Specifically, the student will analyze time lapse topographic data base collected in 2019, integrate that information in the data base and analyze the presence absence of devil rays over time and diel patterns. The student will also identity and characterize the presence of humans (divers) and boats as well as other fauna. Environmental variables (temperature and salinity) will also be integrated in the pattern’s analysis. 


Additional costs to be covered by the student: