Our team uses novel methods to document and better understand the ecosystem services provided to finfish by shellfish aquaculture gear. We deploy GoPro cameras underwater to assess fish abundance, diversity, and behavior in video footage. Work in summer 2018 will focus on using GoPro cameras to document fish activity in and around off-bottom oyster cages, and compare this activity to other nearby habitats such as a natural rock reef. The student will be part of a field team which conducts research in the waters of Long Island Sound near Milford, Connecticut. Work will be conducted aboard boats of varying size including a 51-foot research vessel. Sampling may include measurements of environmental parameters such as temperature, salinity and dissolved oxygen, handling of field gear, programming of GoPro cameras, Blink timers and associated video equipment. Fieldwork will be conducted under a variety of weather and sea conditions and student should be prepared for working outdoors. The student will also have the opportunity to develop their own video analysis project using either footage previously collected using GoPro cameras during summer 2017 or footage collected early in the 2018 field season.