Sunday, 29 June 2014

Experimenting underwater with a GoPro

Having moved the book writing endeavour to Lyme Regis for a couple of weeks to spend some time with Rikey from Alice's Teddy Bear Shop and Paddy from The Fossil Workshop it seemed a good time to put the new toy, a GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition to the test underwater.

Here are a couple of videos of rock pool life with thanks to Leon (Rikey and Paddy's so) for assistant cameraman duties.

Rounding off the sea-life theme I visited the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre to meet Phil, a friend who  used to work at the Natural History Museum to record some footage of a cuttlefish the centre had raised from eggs.

The scraping noise and final tipping of the camera were caused by an Edible Crab investigating, and then burrowing under the camera as you can see below.