Category Archives: Human Exclusion Experiment

Building and installing cages

Proyecto PERCEBES-BiodivERsA Construcción-Instalación from DocumentAzul on Vimeo. Employees at the El Vasco workshop did a carefull folding and welding job to produce metal cages cages capable of withstanding tremendous wave forces. These conditions are typical of the sites where the stalked barnacles live. Almost 2 years after initiation of the PERCEBES human exclusion experiment, the… Read More »

Construcción-Instalación de las jaulas

Proyecto PERCEBES-BiodivERsA Construcción-Instalación from DocumentAzul on Vimeo. Los trabajadores del taller El Vasco hicieron un cuidadoso trabajo de plegado y soldadura para fabricar jaulas de metal capaces de soportar la fuerza del oleaje. Estas condiciones son típicas de los sitios donde viven los percebes. Casi 2 años después del inicio del experimento de exclusión humana… Read More »

Winter has hit hard

This is what is left of one of our experimental cages in one of project PERCEBES sites in Asturias, N Spain. Loss of cages has been massive in Asturias during winter, possibly because the main storm hit directly from the North. By comparison, sites at Portugal and Galicia fared much better. Note that the rock… Read More »

Building cages flat out!

People at “Metalistería El Vasco” are working frantically to meet the deadline with the cages. Folding, cutting, welding, drilling, sparks, shouts… Within 3 weeks we are supossed to be fixing those cages to the rocks at the intertidal in Brittany, Asturias, Galicia and Alentejo. Once finished, the cages will go through a galvanization bath, and then… Read More »