Tuesday, 21 May 2013

South of the Isles of Scilly

After ten days on site we have now successfully completed this part of the South West Deep West rMCZ survey collecting information and samples from just over two hundred stations as well as some multibeam data of the relict sandbank features at the site.

After an eight hour steam we have now arrived at our next survey site, South of the Isles of Scilly rMCZ which has been recommended for the broadscale habitats of subtidal coarse sediment and subtidal sand.

Our first two days at the site have been spent collecting multibeam data for the site, after which we shall start some ground truthing using the camera sledge and hamon grab in the hope of finding even more interesting sea life!