VME project helps discover identity of cryptic deep-sea sea pens!

Dr Tabitha Pearman Results are in! Through collaborative research with The University of Aberdeen we are now able to confirm that one of the sea pens under study is the trans-Atlantic Anthoptilum glandiforum. Zoë Francis supervised by Professor Stuart Piertney, undertook the genetic analysis of tissue samples as part of her BSc thesis. Anthoptilum glandiforumis …


SAERI’s Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems Project shines the light on Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems of the Southwest Atlantic

Dr Tabitha Pearman Research from the Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems (VME) project has been show cased at the GeoHab Conference held at The Venice International University in Italy between May 16th -20th 2022. GeoHab is an international conference that brings together geological and biological mapping specialists to present the latest mapping methodological developments and findings from …


Movements in the deep: Using deep-sea loggers to track longline movements on the seabed.

Dr Tabitha Pearman, Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems Project With the assistance of the crew from the CFL Hunter the Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems (VME) Project has been deploying loggers onto longlines to measure longline movement on the seabed. The ability to measure longline movement is very exciting because it gives us our first ever insight into how …