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In spring cuttlefish migrate to shallow coastal waters to breed. By gathering information on where and when this takes place, the 'Cephalopod Recruitment from English Channel Spawning Habitats project' (CRESH) hope to greatly increase their understanding of the cuttlefish's stock dynamics and identify important spawning habitats for the enigmatic cuttlefish within the English Channel. This data can then be used to generate new recommendations for fisherman and coastal managers for a sustainable use of this English Channel resource.
An opportunity to take part in the CRESH project by sending in cuttlefish sightings