*Fieldwork viability is subject to government guidelines in response to COVID-19.
Physical oceanographic processes strongly influence the behaviour of animals living within the marine environment.
In this video, Dr Phil Hosegood explains how ocean currents influence manta ray foraging in Hanifaru Bay in the Maldives where some of the world’s largest manta aggregations are observed. Phil also explains the instrumentation he used during the research, which was limited to working from a small boat and deploying kit by hand due to the conservation status of Hanifaru Bay.
Ocean science - week 2Jordan Elliot-Murray (first year) - BSc (Hons) Ocean Science and Marine Conservation - tells us about her first few weeks studying within the subject area of ocean science with the University of Plymouth.
"It's only our second week in Plymouth, and we're already on the boats; we're already in the Marine Station; we're already having a fantastic time using all of the equipment."