DISCOVERY Yacht Shredder
Beneath the Waves spent three days conducting research aboard DISCOVERY Yacht Shredder of Fleet Miami. In total, 36 baited remote underwater video units (BRUVs) were deployed at nine different sites in Biscayne National Park. The BRUVs record footage of marine species which are attracted to the bait. The expedition is part of a study examining interactions between predatory species and prey in marine habitats. Preliminary video review revealed footage of several nurse sharks, rays, eels, various other fish species, lobsters, and a few sea turtles. A special thanks to Crandon Park Marina for letting the researchers load and unload the vessel each day and to the crew of Shredder for the awesome drone footage.
Beneath the Waves
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