Friday, 10 February 2012

More marine life

As we continue to survey East of Haig Fras rMCZ we’ve seen more interesting marine life in the grab samples and on the camera tows. Although the areas of mobile sandy sediments in this site typically support a lower density of marine life than more rocky areas, we have observed some interesting animals on the seabed including a seven armed starfish. There have also been lots of herring gulls following the boat, probably because they think they might be able to get some fish (no such luck!) 

Seven armed starfish

Juvenile herring gull