Subscribe to our YouTube channel to see all of our videos! The most recent uploads are here: Check out some of our field work from last summer! This video was created by a former intern and current technician, TJ Johnson, to supplement his poster presentation at the 2016 Mid-Atlantic Chapter meeting of the American Fisheries Society.
Using a GoPro camera underwater, we filmed a cooperating commercial scallop dredger in action during normal scallop fishing and introduced pauses to some (but not all) of the haulbacks to see whether flatfishes (which are often caught in commercial scallop dredges) would wriggle free while still underwater. This work was funded by a grant to Drs. Grothues and Bochenek from the NOAA/NMFS Scallop Research Set-Aside program. Check out the video on YouTube to read the full description and get more info on the importance of this research!
Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve: A Living Laboratory