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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Amy L. Kukulya

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Projects
» Shark tracking with AUVs

» Arctic AUV operations

» Seafloor Docking

» Hull & Harbor REMUS AUV

» Outreach and Education


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REMUS, shark
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REMUS-100 built at WHOI was specially modified to follow sharks in three dimensional space.  However, some sharks insisted on doing the following. 2013 Nov

Amy Kukulya and Roger Stokey led the expedition funded by Discovery Channel as part of the making of 'Jaws Strikes Back' (2014)

(Oceanographic Systems lab, WHOI)


SharkCam
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Scene from 'Return of Jaws' 2012, Discovery Channel (Discovery Channel)


shark, remus, bite marks
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Great White Sharks bite on REMUS AUV, SharkCam (Amy L. Kukulya)


remus sharkcam
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(Big Wave)


SharkCam
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A custume nose was made allowing for 6 cameras to be mounted onto the REMUS AUV, known as SharkCam.  Funded by Discovery Channel. (Amy L. Kukulya)


SharkCam
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SharkCam REMUS in hot pursuit of a great white shark off of Cape Cod, 2012 (WHOI, OSL REMUS)


shark cage
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Amy Kukuly gets into the white shark cage in Guadalupe Isle waters in November 2013 (Greg Skomal)


SharkCam
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SharkCam on deck with Amy Kukulya and Greg Skomal after a successful track of a great white shark. (Big Wave, 2012)


Shark Tracking, Following, and Filming of Sharks and Other Maine Animals with autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs)

REMUS SharkCam:  The hunter and the hunted



Collaborators:
Discovery Channel

Documentaries (Discovery Channel):

Return of Jaws (2013)

Jaws Strikes Back (2014)

REMUS AUVs have been designed and enabled with a capability to accurately track, follow and film underwater animals such as basking sharks, white sharks and whales and turtles.  We have completed two field seasons of successful expedtions studying sharks and documenting never before seen behaviors.  Initial results have been published and were also made into a Discovery Channel show called 'Return of Jaws'.  Currently a new production is being made that will air in August 2014.  The results are unprecidented.


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