A model of a black bream nest off the coast of Dorset. Male fish use their mouths and tails to move sediment aside to expose the bedrock and/or boulders beneath. They then defend the nest from other males and encourage females to lay their eggs on the rock surface. The female then leaves while the male stays and guards the eggs, keeping them safe and clean until they hatch.
For more information about black bream, visit http://www.mattdoggett.com/the-black-bream-project/