TRASNA Blog – Day 6

TRASNA Blog – Day 6

Written by:
Rachel Wireman
College of Charleston, USA

May 17, 2016    

Late last night we were able to deploy our underwater camera system. We decided to film at an area in our data with high relief using a camera system attached to a large metal cage with rounded “feet” that move easily across the seabed. Not only is the hour-long footage intriguing from a biological perspective, but it also allows us to ground truth the samples that we collected earlier while dredging. There are many species present in the footage including fish, brittle stars, and sea pens. Others have yet to be identified!

Below are a series of screen grabs from the underwater footage shows some rock outcrops and many different species of marine life.