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Underwater Fish Monitoring and Counting Systems

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

 

BRAVO NODE DEPLOYMENT LOCATIONS

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NODE STATUS INDICATED BY COLOR AS FOLLOWS:    
ONLINE
            STANDBY               OFFLINE         CYCLING ARCHIVE           BRAVO TEST SITE

FIXED UNDERWATER SELF-CLEANING CAMERAS

 

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, upgraded to BRAVO Generation 2 November 18th, 2015

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
 

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. Online March 1 2017


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. Permanently offline pending relocation.


NODE 12 - Scully Creek, Terrace, British Columbia.  Online July 22nd, 2014. Back online August 8th, 2015. Offline for the season.


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


NODE 14 - Menominee Dam Phase 2, Menominee River, Michigan. Offline until Spring 2016.


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


NODE 16 - Parkmill Dam Phase 1, Menominee River, Wisconsin. Offline until Spring 2016.


NODE 17 - Parkmill Dam Phase 1b, Menominee River, Wisconsin. Offline until Spring 2016.


NODE 19 - Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. Private Installation


NODE 20 - BRAVO GENERATION 2, Bird Key, Sarasota Bay, Florida, deployed December 27th 2015.


NODE 21 - BRAVO GENERATION 2, Penstock Monitoring System - Trail Bridge Resevoir, Oregon


 

This site hosts a combination of live self cleaning cameras and archived video coupled with fish telemetry data and water temperature data from various BRAVO nodes. 

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 species at risk, invasive species and observing behavior of benthic organisms such as mussels, crayfish, diving ducks, turtles, various spawning behaviour and wide range of fish and aquatic mammals like 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.

Please Contact us with inquiries related to the BRAVO network

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