Amphibious Trilogies

Floating Residency. Video #1

This post contains three items

1. Fieldwork documentation

Floating Residency, Akerselven Boat Society, Hovedøya, Oslo, July 2017
Amanda Steggell
∼  Amphibious safari: on the trail of the stinging lion’s mane jellyfish (Cyanea capillata)

2. Tenta{c}tive approach for capturing water-wise motion

Upon spotting stinging jelly fish from the jetty.

  • Tie one end of a line to an underwater POV camera, and the other onto your wrist.
  • Sink the camera down to the estimated depth of the jellyfish. (A bit tricky; the water plays tricks with orientation.)
  • Let the camera hang there until you presume that the jellyfish is out of camera vision.
  • Tentatively, pull the camera out of the water making sure that you don’t touch either the camera house or the rope with your bare hands. Both might have touched the jellyfish’s stinging tentacles.

Location data

Hovedøya is one of several small islands off the coast of Oslo, Norway in the Oslofjord. The island is quite small, no more than 800 metres across in any direction. It is well known for its lush and green nature, with a wide variety of trees, bushes and flowers.
from Wikipedia 

Area: 0.4 km2
Area code: 0150
Administrative region: Oslo

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