Baited underwater remote filming for this summer has started in the Lyme Bay Reserve. Filmed by PhD student Adam Rees of the Plymouth Marine Institute and funded by Defra, the quantitative data obtain from the HD videos on the mobile organisms in each of the experimental potting areas forms part of the on going investigation into the impacts of potting and to establish sustainable fishing levels and the effects on the seabed. This data will then be used to underpin the management of the Reserve.
Adam has to sits through hours of video footage and record every mobile organisms that comes into view. Here you can see a rather large conger eel being inquisitive of the bait!