BRUV stand for Baited Remote Underwater Video and is an essential surveying tool here at Indo Ocean Project. All of our programs conduct this ecological monitoring method to help us understand the effectiveness of marine protected areas, especially for predatory species.

Sharks and rays are among the most fascinating and most endangered species we survey. They are often the top of the food chain and tell us a great deal about the overall health and diversity of the ecosystem we study.

Watch our Sharks of the BRUV and Rays of the BRUV videos to see what kind of megafauna we have captured on film the last 4 years.

When these videos were made we had conducted:

  • 142 BRUVs in Nusa Penida
  • 56 BRUVs in Tanjung Bira
  • 25 BRUVs in Bunaken National Park

Our work would not be possible without the dedication and passion of our staff and interns who have all contributed to the success of this project. 

Stay tuned for upcoming publications later this year!  

Want to join the team?

We are always seeking hard-working and enthusiastic interns to join our program. Become a dive master while taking part in marine conservation and guiding research dives.