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Melbourne Annual Spider Crab Migration

Discussion in 'Australia' started by OzGriffo, May 22, 2012.

  1. OzGriffo

    OzGriffo DIR Practitioner

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  2. OzGriffo

    OzGriffo DIR Practitioner

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    Got to jump in yesterday. Despite dire weather, the Vis was actually fine. Which is a shame as I didn't take my camera.

    Needless to say, the site in real life is not very well captured by camera, when you first jump in and descend over a massive bed of spider crabs, it's a little freaky! Buoyancy control is a must.

    Here's some photo's and videos that someone else posted from a couple of days ago

    https://picasaweb.google.com/118038872344502304872/SpiderCrabAggregationRyePier20_05_2012
     
  3. Sly New Girl

    Sly New Girl Solo Diver

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    Thank you. Someday I'd like to see that in person. And you made me laugh imagining what would happen if you got wonky and sank :)
     
  4. alcina

    alcina Missing Diva. ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Yick! Too freaky!!

    make sure to add your dive report to Aussie May diving thread :)
     
    Last edited: May 28, 2012
  5. ferris213

    ferris213 Regular of the Pub

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    I'm just glad their not the size of their Japanese cousins... japanese-spider-crab.

    Stack those guys five or six deep and I would think the invasion had started!
     
  6. ~zeroed~

    ~zeroed~ Angel Fish

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    [video=youtube;_53_gP-z6kQ]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_53_gP-z6kQ[/video]
     
  7. 300bar

    300bar ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Nice video zeroed, I love the part where the ray gets the crab :D
     
  8. alcina

    alcina Missing Diva. ScubaBoard Supporter

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    That ray munching the crab at about 2:30 is awesome!!
     
  9. ~zeroed~

    ~zeroed~ Angel Fish

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    Yeah it was pretty cool! Thanks for the replies Alcina, 300 Bar.





    (Haven't found it too too friendly in some threads of the Aussie section. What a shame.)
     
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2012

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