The male bream stays with the nest until the eggs have hatched. He must keep it clear of sediment and any would-be predators.
Predation pressure seems to be very site-specific. We recorded high pressure in Poole Bay from goldsinny wrasse (top two images), black gobies (bottom right), tompot blennies, bib and even juvenile bream. Predators were far less abundant around Kimmeridge with only a few opportunistic ballan wrasse (bottom left) and netted dogwhelks observed.
The footage below shows predation occurring either soon after cameras were placed, or whilst divers were in the water and before the male returned to the nest. With the male in residence, predation levels were lower although they still had to work hard to keep predators away.