Fluorescence imagingNovember 24 2016
Reef-building corals have symbiotic relationship with dinoflagellates (zooxanthellae) that contain chlorophyll and associated photosynthetic pigments. Images of coral fluorescence can be captured in three colours with a multispectral camera: green, orange, and red. Analysing the natural variability in fluorescence intensity for a given species, as well as the differences between diseased and healthy specimens, enables the development of an index relating fluorescence to disease. (Kellogg & Zawada, 2009). Mitigation of impacts from coral diseases and syndromes requires better diagnostic techniques to detect the onset of disease. Ideally, these techniques would be rapid and non-destructive. (Kellogg & Zawada, 2009). Introduce an ROV system that would make it an ideal candidate for this work as they are highly adaptable. Read background
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