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Evaluation of line transect sampling based on remotely sensed data from underwater video

Transactions of the American Fisheries Society

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We used underwater video in conjunction with the line transect method and a Fourier series estimator to make 13 independent estimates of the density of known populations of bricks lying on the bottom in shallows of Lake Huron. The pooled estimate of density (95.5 bricks per hectare) was close to the true density (89.8 per hectare), and there was no evidence of bias. Confidence intervals for the individual estimates included the true density 85% of the time instead of the nominal 95%. Our results suggest that reliable estimates of the density of objects on a lake bed can be obtained by the use of remote sensing and line transect sampling theory.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Evaluation of line transect sampling based on remotely sensed data from underwater video
Series title:
Transactions of the American Fisheries Society
Volume
119
Issue:
1
Year Published:
1990
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center
Description:
pp. 86-91
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Transactions of the American Fisheries Society
First page:
86
Last page:
91
Number of Pages:
6