Last week we finished the first BRUV sampling round of the Blue Action Fund project in São Tomé! During the last two weeks we successfully sampled 75 points in the south of São Tomé. Baited Remote Underwater Video surveys (BRUVs) are a non invasive technique that use an underwater camera with a bait in the front, which sits on the seafloor and records uninterruptedly for 90 minutes. We are using BRUVs to understand species distribution around the island and identify priority management areas for the design of a network of Marine Protected Areas.
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