Real time monitoring of bivalve behaviour at the Underwater Node Helgoland, Germany

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The TNA project ReMoBib deployed a specifically designed cage for 6 fully cabled bivalves in the Underwater Node Helgoland in Germany.

The construction allows the bivalves to move up and down in the sediment and therefore behave as natural as possible while the sensors measure valve gape activity of each bivalve with a frequency of 1Hz.

An online visualisation of the activity of the bivalves will be soon available on the NIOZ and AWI websites as means to raise awareness about sea life among the broader public and show that the shells are living creatures reacting to external stimuli.

Read more on this project here