Fish movement and behaviour

a FishID project

Fish movement and behaviour

As well as identifying and counting aquatic animals, managers and scientists are often interested in animal behaviour, such as feeding rates and movement speed and direction.

Feeding behaviour

Specific behaviours of fish and other animals can be automatically detected. Animal behaviour is reliably captured on cameras, more so than when divers are present, an example behaviour is grazing activity by herbivorous fish.

Learn about how FishID can detect, count, and record duration of behaviours in underwater videos, such as feeding by herbivorous fish.

Fish movement and migrations

Measuring animal movement – direction and speed – are useful for establishing animal health, ecological dynamics and other aspects of management and conservation.

But measurement of small-scale animal movements underwater is difficult using traditional methods. FishID applies the latest tracking algorithms to automate the monitoring and measurement of marine animal movement.

Learn more about the role of automatic detection of fish and tracking of movement for ecology.