Underwater Backyard filming

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Dr Julian Finn: The project that we're currently working on is a dome projection for Scienceworks. This will be a sort of component of a deep ocean exhibition, but it will showcase our local waters. It will showcase Port Phillip Bay. So the aim of this small exhibition, I guess-- or this component of the exhibition-- is our underwater backyard. It's to take people to these things. And the way that we've envisaged it is we're actually going to project the footage inside a vertical dome, so people can stand in there and see the footage around them.

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The reason we're here on this windy Wednesday is that it's the week before the full moon in June. And in this location in Port Phillip Bay, it's a really good time to see spider crabs. Every year around this time, both in May and June, hundreds of thousands of spider crabs migrate up out of the channels into these shallow waters to moult. So it's their annual moulting period. And so we're hoping to get in and shoot some of this footage today for "Underwater Backyard" at Scienceworks. Over the last day or so, the northerly's blown up, and that's why it's so choppy here. And anybody in their right mind isn't diving. But I'm still here, so hopefully we'll get some different stuff. Hopefully there'll be more crabs molting. I mean, who knows what's going on down there? But I'll take the camera. We'll find out.

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About this Video

Dr Julian Finn takes us underwater in Port Phillip Bay where he's shooting footage for the Deep Oceans exhibition at Scienceworks.
Length: 03:14