Friday, March 29, 2013

Laboratory Reflections.....


Unlike the marine research facility on the West Coast Road, I've seen busloads of school children many times disappearing into the Naturaliste Marine Discovery Centre  at Hillarys Boat Harbour but it was only on Monday that I decided to have a peek for myself. The centre incorporates an interactive exhibition area and viewing areas into research facilities. One of the key activities undertaken at these 'state of the art' laboratories is the annual stock assessment of WA's most important fisheries, through surveys, sampling and analysis of trends in catch and fishing activity. It's good to know that such a close watch is being kept on securing the safety of the marine life along our beautiful coast. Good Friday tomorrow, here's wishing you a very happy and safe Easter, take care.....p.s. that slippery little sucker stuck to the glass really creeped me out yeeeeps!


29 comments:

  1. You show so many cool things, G:-)


    Aloha

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  2. I can understand you being creeped out by that guy!

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  3. What a great program to have, both in terms of preserving the marvelous ecology there and the kids who get to learn! I sort of love the sight of that sucker on the glass, cool/creepy in one:) Happy Easter to you too! (PS Glad you're enjoying the eagle cam, I love seeing those little eaglets thrive:)

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  4. Wonderful looking research center, Grace, and great captures as always! You do indeed share so many cool things/places! And, yep! I would have been creeped out by that guy, too!! Hope you have a great and Happy Easter weekend!! Enjoy!

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  5. I can see why that critter really creeped you out! Me too!

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  6. I'm fascinated by octopussies ! But I prefer them smaller, or with a glass between them and me!:o)
    This laboratory is a very interesting place!
    Happy Easter, dear Gracie, beware of chocolate!

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  7. fantastic photos...you talking about the octopus? I'm always interested in those who desire to keep our oceans and waterways clean and clear! YAY Australia!!!

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  8. I like it when exhibitions are interactive.
    Happy Easter!

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  9. We can only dream of a facility like this!

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  10. Interesting place, and difficult to photograph so you did real well with the lobsters.

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  11. Wonderful reflections in top photo. Always love when you can share photos from inside neat places like this. (I googled KK in Perth and found a shop on Murray Street. Can that be???) Have a super Easter.

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  12. Some people actually eat those things with suckers. I not like.

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  13. I think sea creatures are interesting, but the octopus freaks me out too!

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  14. An octopus is indeed a peculiar critter! Nice pics!

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  15. Interactive learning centres encourage a love of learning! What a great way to see life from the depths of the sea without diving! Fascinating looking place!

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  16. That first photo is terrific - the wet and dry worlds tied together into a knot.

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  17. What a cool place. Like you, I'm grateful there are guardians of ecosystems working for all our benefit. p.s. octupi creep me out too.

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  18. The reflection shot is very creative Grace. Are they huge prawns?

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  19. There would be much to learn at this place Grace. Love the photo of the Octopus. They are fascinating creatures. I'm told they're very intelligent. I wonder if he was studying your camera technique.

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  20. That must have been a fascinating visit. I have to admit the fellow stuck to the glass is a bit creepy.

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  21. he better watch out or he'll be sliced grilled and served with a nice marinara sauce ...

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  22. Thanks to share that momment with us. Great shots! Happy Easter! party hire perth

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  23. What a cool place. Congrats on following the school buses to find the action.

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  24. Check out that octopus! They are such amazing looking creatures!

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  25. A place I would love to visit!

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