When we can, we volunteer our time and resources to monitor certain fish species.
We usually tie a fishing line called a "chicken rig" below our camera system. The hooks are baited with dead shrimp or squid. We position the boat so that we drift right over an area we want to survey. The system is lowered into the water using a trolling fishing rod.

Having baited hooks attracts lots of fish and that allows us to be more effective when trying to assess fish stock.
In this instance, we were looking for lionfish. Lionfish have invaded the Atlantic coast and without a predator to keep them in check, they are destroying the native fish population.

Fortunately, we did not find any that day. Still, this video is very interesting. Most of the fish you will see here are Black Seabass. What makes it interesting is how these fish will change coloration when they are excited. Look closely and you will notice that the tip of the fins and the "eyebrows" turn white. This is known as "lighting up" in fishing lingo.

Marlin, mahi-mahi, sailfish, etc are known to "light-up" when excited and it is easy to see since these fish are typically caught in the surface water. Since these black seabass tend to more on the bottom, I'm not sure if that has ever been filmed before as I've never heard of it for that species.

Anyway, Thanks for watching!

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This channel focuses on underwater exploration using simple, cost-effective tools.
While most of these videos are shot within scuba diver's range, we also go much, much deeper.
Down to 9,000ft (2,750m). That's about 4 time the maximum depth of a current…


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This channel focuses on underwater exploration using simple, cost-effective tools.
While most of these videos are shot within scuba diver's range, we also go much, much deeper.
Down to 9,000ft (2,750m). That's about 4 time the maximum depth of a current nuclear submarine.

Best of all, we shoot these videos without getting wet. We simply place a GoPro or Sony in our custom built housing, and attach it to our underwater stabilizing system. The whole thing is then deployed using a fishing rod.
In essence, we make deep water exploration feasible for anyone who is interested about exploring this relatively unknown territory. While water covers about 70% of the earth surface, only 5% has been explored. This is one reason anytime a video camera is dropped at depth past 500ft or so, many new organisms are "discovered".

Anyway, enough rambling. We hope you enjoy our videos. More info available at http://www.GroupBinc.com.
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