Sunday, 12 February 2012

Life from the sea floor...

Despite temporarily being down one camera we have been able to capture a variety of life from the seabed today using the camera sledge. The camera sledge is towed along the seabed behind the boat, and is designed for the sandy habitats we have been looking at in the East of Haig Fras rMCZ. As such, it has been a little nerve-wracking today when we have come across patches of boulders and cobbles amidst the sandy habitats as these have been known to damage the camera sledge in the past! However, the camera sledge performed beautifully, and we were able to get some great photos of life from 100m down.

Hermit crab
Devonshire cup corals
Squat lobster