CEI captures deep-water shark footage using the Medusa

The Cape Eleuthera Institute recently shared a video featuring some footage of deep-water baited trial video surveys using the Medusa deep-sea survey equipment. The Medusa, on load to CEI from the Ocean Research and Conservation Assocation is capable of operating at depths as great as 2,000m. In addition to recording video footage, the Medusa also can record records conductivity, salinity, temperature, depth, and pressure.

The deep-water shark footage begins at about 2:25 and features Cuban dogfish (Squalus cubensis), sharpnose sevengill sharks (Heptranchias perlo) , and a bluntnose sixgill shark (Hexanchus griseus), who performs a Kamikaze style approach to the Medusa on its first appearance.

In addition to the shark footage, there is also video of other forms of deep-sea marine life who have come to check out the bait crates.

For more information, visit the CEI website.

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