Lurefjorden was photographed in two sites in Lurefjorden; a deep site (440 m), and a shallow site (200 m). Both were along linear transects, with image intervals of 10 m.
The deep site recorded a number of jelly falls, which will be analysed in greater detail post-cruise. The shallow site recorded an array of deep-sea fauna but no jelly falls; despite a number of Periphylla being caught in the net when the yo-yo frame was surfaced.
|Yo-yo camera frame with two Periphylla caught in the net. Depth approx. 200 m.|
The high-resolution images captured by the Nikon camera mounted in an Ocean Imaging Systems housing unit can provide a habitat map of the sea floor, as well as providing an indication of the extent of jelly detritus transferred to the benthos.
|Yo-yo camera image of a Periphylla jellyfish being consumed by an anemone. Depth 440 m.|
|Yo-yo camera image, depth approx. 200 m. Laser dots allow for size referencing.|
|Yo-yo camera image, depth approx. 200 m.|