LATEST NEWS FROM BUG
BUG recently expanded it’s remote sensing capability with the addition of a Blue Robotics BlueROV2 Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicle. Designed for use in both salt and freshwater, the ROV is being used to assess reef structures, survey fish populations and inspect underwater infrastructure, amongst other things.
A BUG habitat enhancement project has seen Scarborough Borough Council win a gold award at the International Green Apple Awards 2018. The award is for ‘environmental best practice, building and construction, mitigation projects’
BUG’s recent research on the effects of water temperature on post catch-and-release survival prospects of grayling has been published today in Fisheries Research.
The latest update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, led by BUG in collaboration with the Mahseer Trust, has confirmed one of the world’s largest and most iconic freshwater fish, the hump-backed mahseer, is now Critically Endangered and on the brink of extinction.
In collaboration with the Institute of Fisheries Management, BUG hosted a one day workshop in Hull on 19th October 2018 to discuss lamprey conservation monitoring.
As a result of an initial eel survey at the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust’s Slimbridge site during 2018, BUG is undertaking a longer-term tagging and tracking study over the next three years to monitor eel movement both within the site and silver eel escapement from the site.
BUG’s Adrian Pinder and Andy Harrison spent a sunny day at the River Laboratory in East Stoke on the River Frome, attempting to record as many fish species as possible for Chris Packham’s UK Bioblitz.
BUG is a consulting arm of the Faculty of Science and Technology at Bournemouth University, located within the Department of Life and Environmental Sciences. A comprehensive range of facilities is available, enabling us to provide a ‘one-stop-shop’ for ecological monitoring and scientific advisory services