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J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2018, 6(2), 47; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse6020047

Using Live-Stream Video from an Artificial Reef to Increase Interest in Marine Biology

Department of Biology, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M, Denmark
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Received: 18 March 2018 / Revised: 21 April 2018 / Accepted: 24 April 2018 / Published: 1 May 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Methodologies for Outreach in the Marine Sciences)
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New methods are needed to attract more interest to natural sciences among the public and young people. We established an underwater laboratory by placing cameras on an artificial reef (a sunken ferry) to create a new and inspiring way of teaching marine biology and showing science to the public. Here we describe the process and solutions to the technical challenges in designing the laboratory. Live-streaming from the underwater environment has great potential for teaching marine biology in new and exciting ways, and it could also be used more widely for stimulating interest among the general public in aquariums and museums. View Full-Text
Keywords: artificial reefs; long-term marine measurement installations; marine biology outreach; public interest in marine biology artificial reefs; long-term marine measurement installations; marine biology outreach; public interest in marine biology
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Seidelin, L.; Wahlberg, M.; Holmer, M. Using Live-Stream Video from an Artificial Reef to Increase Interest in Marine Biology. J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2018, 6, 47.

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