Underwater in the shallow bays

The days are getting darker and colder and Christmas is just around the corner. In Finland and Sweden SEAmBOTH teams are working frenetically to compile and analys data from this year’s field surveys in the northern Bothnian Bay.

From the snorkel surveys in shallow areas in Sweden we have been going through vast amounts of photos and videos. Some of them we’ve compiled into a video. It brings back memories of the extremly warm and sunny summer we had, and reminds us how important the shallow areas are for inhabitants in the sea.

The vegetation offers protection, a place to find food in, and nursery for many species of fish and invertebrates, e.g  the tiny mysids (a kind of shrimp) seen in the video.

Footage and editing by Petra Pohjola, County Administrative Board of Norrbotten

Written by Linnea Bergdahl, County Administrative Board of Norrbotten

 

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