Serpulid Reefs – Loch Creran

I’m working on a story about Serpulid Reefs in Loch Creran. Last week, I joined Heriot Watt University’s survey team to film these amazing animals. Individual worms are common but the conditions that allow them to build elaborate reef structures are incredibly rare. Worldwide, the best surviving examples are in Scotland.

These tube worms require a great deal of patience to film. I can’t wait to capture them with my macro lens. You’ll notice they’re extremely sensitive to movement and most shots have more than half the worms hiding in their tubes. Given time, I hope to be able to film them fully out, in all their glory.

Here are a few clips to give you a taster for what’s yet to come…


Words by Andy


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