When I first saw this 'restricted entry' building sitting out on the edge of the coastline I was intrigued, imagining all sorts of weird things going on there :) Glass windows give researchers panoramic views of the Indian Ocean in all it's spectacular beauty (I wonder if they need a tea lady!). This research facility known now as Watermans Bay Marine Centre is due for refurbishment this year, it really needs it, being assaulted by the weather 24/7 takes it's toll, when it re-opens in 2014 as the Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre it will 'be
able to address greater challenges, risks and opportunities in the
sustainable and safe use of marine resources, and in the conservation of
the Indian Ocean's biodiversity and will build Australia's potential for international
competitiveness through stimulating innovative research and the teaching
and training of next generation researchers and will be the largest
collaborative marine research partnership in the Southern Hemisphere and
the largest marine research capability in the Indian Ocean Rim'. I'm hoping that when it reopens there may be a small window of opportunity for a public viewing, I would love to get in there and have a sticky beak! Hope you have a good Friday, take care. p.s. we pass this on our walk along the coast road.....