Sunday, May 22, 2011

Horseshoe Cam Test

The GoPro Hero is palm-sized camera designed for extreme sports, but I wanted to try it for underwater wildlife filmmaking. Luckily for me, the horseshoe crabs were grateful for being rescued and allowed me to test it on them. I used two rubber bands to mount a GoPro to the carapace for a 'horseshoe-eye-view' of the marsh and bay. The camera is neutrally buoyant and had no discernible effect on locomotion. After several minutes the horseshoe was relieved.

Many thanks to Caspar for letting me borrow his GoPro Hero. Music by Richard D. James aka Aphex Twin.

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