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Observation Stations with Underwater Video, Sensor & Telemetry Monitoring NODES
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LINKS TO LIVE & REAL-TIME UNDERWATER MONITORING NETWORK  - USEFUL FOR RESEARCH, FISHERIES MANAGEMENT, OUTREACH, & EDUCATION

 

 

Click a location on the map above to jump to real-time online underwater video and sensor feeds

NODE STATUS INDICATED BY COLOR AS FOLLOWS:    
ONLINE
            TESTING/STANDBY               OFFLINE          PERMANENT CYCLING ARCHIVE            TEMPORARY RUNNING ARCHIVE

UNDERWATER MONITORING with SELF CLEANING UNDERWATER CAMERAS (Patent Pending)
 

NODE 1 - Grand River, Ontario, Canada - Streaming underwater cameras with temperature and telemetry sensors showing warm-water fish and other aquatic species in an open river environment - Online since July 2005, upgrade pending

NODE 2
- Mannheim Weir Denil Fishway underwater camera, temperature sensors and PIT tag detection system, Grand River, Ontario, Canada - LIVE Streaming of underwater fish passage and fishway monitoring - Online since July 2007, Upgraded April 2012

 

NODE 2b - Online hatchery system with live streaming water temperatures from wavy-rayed lamp-mussel rearing facility

NODE 3 - Lake Opinicon, Chaffeys Lock, Ontario, Canada - Queens University Biological Station - Underwater video monitoring of sunfish, perch, pike, bass and other warmwater lacustrine fishes and other creatures - Online since August 12 2008 - New system online May 25 2009, upgrade pending

NODE 4 - Cooney Creek, Condon, Montana, USA - Upstream from fish barrier - Mostly trout (westslope cutthroat trout, bull trout, brook trout) and other mountain stream fishes, bears, otters......  Online June 18 2008 - DATA COLLECTION COMPLETED April 21 2011

NODE 5 - Cooney Creek, Condon, Montana, USA - Downstream from fish barrier - Wild trout and other cool-water fish and wildlife monitoring - Online July 26 2008
- DATA COLLECTION COMPLETED April 21 2011
 

NODE 6 - Jefferson Dam Fishway, Rock River, Wisconsin, USA - Freshwater drum, carp, redhorse, catfish and other species - Online since February 15, 2009, self-cleaning system installed June 13 2011

NODE 7 - Jefferson Dam Fishway (backup), Rock River, Wisconsin, USA - Installed Dec 11, 2008

NODE 8 - Tropical Marine Reef Aquarium - Several tropical marine fishes, invertebrates, and coral - Here is your ideal live aquarium screensaver or "virtual aquarium"-
Online since September 9 2008

NODE 9 - Grand River, Ontario, Canada - Warm water fish migration and behaviour - self-cleaning system, prototype testing node - Online since May 18 2010.  Temporarily offline as this system is used for experimentation
 

FISH COUNTING SYSTEMS
 

NODE 10 - Thornbury Fishway Monitoring and Fish Counter, Beaver River, Ontario - Rainbow trout, salmon (chinook, coho, pink, lampreys, smolts) monitoring and daily counts - Online since April 4 2011. Experimental


NODE 11 - Denny's Dam Fishway Monitoring and Fish Counter - Saugeen River, Ontario - Rainbow trout and chinook salmon migration to and from Lake Huron.  Online since June 22 2012. Experimental. Fishway modifications completed August 2014 to improve passage rates.

 

NODE 12 - Scully Creek, Terrace, British Columbia.  Online July 22nd, 2014.

 

NODE 13 - Eugenia Lake, Ontario. Sportfish Community Monitoring. Online August 19th, 2014

NODE 14 - Menominee Dam Phase 2, Menominee River, Michigan

NODE 15 - Menominee Dam Phase 2b, Menominee River, Michigan


NODE 16 - Parkmill Dam Phase 1, Menominee River, Wisconsin


NODE 17 - Parkmill Dam Phase 1b, Menominee River, Wisconsin

 

 

This site hosts a combination of live streaming and archived video, fish movement (PIT and radio telemetry) and water temperature data from various BRAVO nodes.  Node 1 is located on the Grand River near Kitchener, Ontario, Canada and streams live underwater video from cameras in the river bed along with temperature and telemetry data from radio-tagged fish. Node 2 is self cleaning and is located inside a Denil fishway approximately 5 km upstream from Node 1 and is equipped with an online PIT tag detection system at the fishway entrance and exit. Node 2b streams thermal data from our fish hatchery on the Grand River, Ontario. Node 3 is in Lake Opinicon, Ontario, Canada at the Queens University Biological Station. Node 4 and Node 5, previously located in Cooney Creek, Montana, USA have completed their scheduled data collection. Node 6 and Node 7 are located in the Jefferson fishway in the Rock River, Wisconsin, USA. Node 8 is monitoring a tropical marine reef aquarium in Ontario, Canada. Node 9 was our first self-cleaning prototype and was deployed in the Grand River near Doon, Ontario. Node 10 has been deployed at the Thornbury Fishway in Beaver River, Ontario and has high-level image analysis that allows counting and identification of migratory fishes. Node 11 is in the Denny's dam fishway on the Saugeen River near Southampton, Ontario.  As with node 10, node 11 has been designed to broadcast live data as well as count and identify fish.  Node 12 at Scully Creek, Terrace, British Columbia is online monitoring fish movement as of July 22nd, 2014.

The video collected automatically by the BRAVO system is particularly useful for long-term research objectives related to inter-annual variation in fishway counts, fish migration patterns, migration timing, habitat utilization and reproductive behavior. The system has also been proven to be useful for monitoring and observing behavior of benthic organisms such as mussels, crayfish, diving ducks, turtles, various spawning behaviour and wide range of fish and aquatic mammals such as otters.

 

See and vote on archived video data collected by our systems - Look through the various Node pages to view live underwater camera feeds, archived video and node-specific data.

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