– [Narrator] Each shark that Tristan catches, is measured and tagged as a part of his long-term examine to grasp the abundance and distribution of sharks within the space.
– [Tristan] And 189.
We try to be as light as we are able to.
We’re additionally tryna do that as shortly as attainable, in order that we are able to get that shark off and swimming.
– [Narrator] The digicam mount has tender pads on the within of the clamp, which gently maintain it in place.
Over the following few days, Tristan and Grant handle to deploy 4 extra shark cameras alongside totally different sections of the reef to assist get a great overview of the world.
– [Tristan] Good.
(water splashing) Proper I believe we’re prepared to launch.
– [Narrator] In whole, the sharks have captured virtually 25 hours of onboard footage.
Giving us a way more detailed have a look at their world than any diver may obtain.
– [Man] That is fairly cool. – [Man] Oh have a look at that.
– [Man] Barracuda. – [Man] Oh large barracuda.
(water splashing) – [Tristan] I like having the ability to see what they’re seeing.
– [Narrator] However what the sharks have filmed, is worrying.
There is a layer of algae protecting a lot of the reef.
An excessive amount of algae can scale back the oxygen ranges and block the daylight.
Killing the coral, which then has a unfavorable impact on all the things within the meals chain from RAS to reef sharks.
– There’s so much of fishermen right here, so that they may very well be placing numerous stress on a few of these reef fishes, that might be usually consuming the algae after which sustaining the well being of the system.
You have bought clearly air pollution as effectively, after which on prime of that world warming.
– [Narrator] Overfishing, air pollution and local weather change may all contribute to this thick algae.
They’re world points and can solely get higher, if we proceed to scale back our affect on the pure world.