Egg capsules of longfin inshore squid captured on videotape
of the seabed in the New York seascape using the camera
sled described below.
The two meter beam trawl which we towed immediately adjacent
to the track of the video sled to capture live animals for verifying
video imagery and to characterize the food webs in the seascapes
The video immediately below of the sea scallop swimming was collected in the deep portion of the New York Seascape, while the videos of lobster (middle video) and windowpane flounder (bottom video) were collected in the New Jersey Seascape. There were many lobster burrows in the dredge spoils from the deepening of the port of New York that were deposited in the north east corner of the New Jersey seascape. At the start of the middle video of the lobster the sled also passes over a large rock crab sitting in a burrow.
Spencer, M. L., A. W. Stoner, C. H. Ryer, and J. E. Munk. 2005. A towed camera sled for estimating abundance of juvenile flatfishes and habitat characteristics: Comparison with beam trawls and divers. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 64:497.
Lathrop, R. G., M. Cole, N. Senyk, and B. Butman. 2006. Seafloor habitat mapping of the New York Bight incorporating sidescan sonar data. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 68:221.