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During the last 2 weeks, Baited Remote Underwater Video (BRUVs) stations were tested for the first time in Príncipe Island, with support from Dr Phil Doherty (University of Exeter, UK), who helped us setting-up and implementing this methodology. This non-invasive technique allows recording diversity, abundance and behaviour of marine species by attracting them into the field of view of an underwater camera with a bait. During Phil’s visit, different protocols were tested to identify the most suitable for Príncipe’s marine environment. Snappers, rays, sharks and many other species were recorded during this pilot! See a snapshot of Principe's marine life in video below.
We are currently fundraising to continue this study in 2018 and better understand this unique marine environment - get in touch if you´d like to contribute.