Clam cam footage reveals important Scottish nursery ground for endangered fish

Underwater footage captured by a robot submarine off the west coast of Scotland has identified an important nursery ground for one of the world’s critically endangered fish.

 

The remotely operated vehicle was used to explore an area of rocky seabed in Loch Melfort, Argyll, where it recorded video of 20 flapper skate egg cases – also known as mermaid’s purses – cradled between boulders on the seafloor.

It’s the first time an egg-laying site for the species has been pinpointed using drone technology and only the second such area confirmed in Scottish seas to date.

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