This is just a quick note to say that I am off to sea again! This time it is to the Wyville Thomson Ridge and the Faroe Shetland Channel taking more video footage of the sea floor. I'm heading out with Marine Science Scotland and the Joint Nature Conservation Committee who are aiming to:
a) work out how best to monitor and manage an offshore marine protected area (the Wyville Thomson Ridge special area of conservation), and
b) find out how far the "sponge belt" extends up the Faroe Shetland Channel.
I will tell you a bit more about this later, but for now take a look at this map and see where we are going.
I will tell you why this is an interesting area, and hopefully keep you up to date with what we see. But it is possible the internet will be patchy or non existant, in which case i will stockpile my posts and put them up when I get a connection again.
Departure is on thursday morning.