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Data from: The third dimension: a novel set-up for filming coelacanths in their natural environment

Citation

Décamps, Thierry et al. (2017), Data from: The third dimension: a novel set-up for filming coelacanths in their natural environment, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.rh07b

Abstract

Here, we describe a novel design to obtain three-dimensional data on the movements of aquatic organisms at depths of up to 140 m. The set-up consists of two synchronized high-speed cameras fixed to two articulated arms. The set-up was successfully used to film and quantify the locomotion of coelacanths Latimeria chalumnae living at a depth of about 120 m in Sodwana Bay, South Africa. As an example, the detailed motion of the dorsal fin is presented here. This set-up can be used for any underwater applications that require synchronized video recordings of medium- to large-sized animals.

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Location

South Africa