Pentax UK has kindly donated a WG-O1 camera with built in gps and underwater facilties for our research work. This amazing camera can go down to 10 metres and takes pictures in, low light levels, ideal for taking pictures of seahorses without a flash; which was banned following recommenadtions by The Seahorse Trust in 2010.
Photographs are vital to our work, so that we can identify individuals and the habitat they live in and the WG-O1 will be a superb tool to allow us to understand more about the secretive lives of Seahorses.
As we go into the next season of research dives we will post pictures of seahorses taken with this camera in our reports and on the website.
Thank you so much to Pentax for this kind donation.