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ImagDOP Benthic Video Annotations in Condor seamount in 2010
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Gomes-Pereira JN; Institute of Marine Research (IMAR - Azores), Portugal; Department of Oceanography and Fisheries (DOP) - UAC, Portugal (2017) ImagDOP Benthic Video Annotations in Condor seamount in 2010.
Contact: Gomes-Pereira, José

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Annotations of benthic sessile and mobile species recorded on video by Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) during dives performed in the Condor seamount, located 10 nm SW of Faial Island, in the Azores archipelago, Portugal. Videos were recorded between 180 and 1100 meters depth. more

Several ROV dives in 2010 collected imagery date between 180 and 1100 meters depth, extending from the summit to the lower slope of the Condor seamount. Benthic sessile and mobile megafauna of conspicuous morphotype, or larger than circa 10 cm, as well as all icthyofauna present, was logged on to a database with the customizable video annotation software COVER (Ifremer). The ROV SP ( SeaBotix LBV300S-6 ; IMAR-DOP/Uaz), was operated from the R/L Águas Vivas . The ROV was equipped with a colour camera (570 line/02 Lux, 4:3), with four lights installed externally on the four front corners (480 Lumen each) and a scaling two-point laser system (5 cm apart) that was used to estimate sizes. ROV SP was positioned with a Subsea Micron Nav USBL (Ultra Short Baseline) unit fitted onto the vehicle in the transponder mode. The navigational data were manually filtered for outliers and smoothed with a moving average, to remove false loops. The moving average allowed adjusting the resulting dive track (Gomes-Pereira and Tempera 2015). For more detailed information on the daataset please contact data owner (

Biology > Benthos, Biology > Fish
Marine/Coastal, Data, Deep water, Deep water corals, propelled unmanned submersible, ROV, Video observations, ANE, Portugual (Azores), Condor Seamount, EurOBIS calculated BBOX, Animalia

Geographical coverage
ANE, Portugual (Azores), Condor Seamount [Marine Regions]
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: -29,03; MinLat: 38,52 - MaxLong: -28,97; MaxLat: 38,56 [WGS84]

Temporal coverage

Taxonomic coverage
Animalia [WoRMS]

University of the Azores; Department of Oceanography and Fisheries (DOP), moredata creator
Gomes-Pereira, José
Porteiro, Filipe
Tempera, Fernando
Menezes, Gui
Morato, Telmo
Institute of Marine Research (IMAR)data creator

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Based on this dataset
Gomes-Pereira, J.N. (2013). Distribution and habitat association of benthic fish on the Condor seamount (NE Atlantic, Azores) from in situ observations. Deep-Sea Res., Part II, Top. Stud. Oceanogr. 98(Part A): 114-128.
Gomes-Pereira, J.N. et al. (2013). Interactions between fish species on seamount coral habitat. Acta Ethologica 17(3): 193-201.
Pham, C.K. et al. (2013). Abundance of litter on Condor seamount (Azores, Portugal, Northeast Atlantic). Deep-Sea Res., Part II, Top. Stud. Oceanogr. 98(Part A): 204-208.
Tempera, F. et al. (2013). Atlantic Area Marine Habitats: Adding new Macaronesian habitat types from the Azores to the EUNIS Habitat Classification. Technical Report No. 4/2013. MeshAtlantic/IMAR/DOP-UAç: Horta. 126 pp.
Gomes-Pereira, J.N. et al. (2012). Notes on fauna associated with an opportunistic artificial reef near cold-water corals. Arquipélago (Ciénc. Biol. Mar. = Life Mar. Sci.) 29

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2013-11-07
Information last updated: 2022-08-11
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