Journal article

Video tracking in the extreme: Video analysis for nocturnal underwater animal movement

BW Patullo, G Jolley-Rogers, DL Macmillan

BEHAVIOR RESEARCH METHODS | PSYCHONOMIC SOC INC | Published : 2007

Abstract

Computer analysis of video footage is one option for recording locomotor behavior for a range of neurophysiological and behavioral studies. This technique is reasonably well established and accepted, but its use for some behavioral analyses remains a challenge. For example, filming through water can lead to reflection, and filming nocturnal activity can reduce resolution and clarity of filmed images. The aim of this study was to develop a noninvasive method for recording nocturnal activity in aquatic decapods and test the accuracy of analysis by video tracking software. We selected crayfish, Cherax destructor, because they are often active at night, they live underwater, and data on their lo..

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