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Thread: Melbourne Annual Spider Crab Migration

 


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    Melbourne Annual Spider Crab Migration

    The annual Spider crab migration is underway in Port Philip Bay. If you are in Melbourne, head down to Rye Pier now for an amazing site

    SCUBA Diving Melbourne - Spider Crabs at Rye Pier annual mid winter moult by www.NetBookings.com.au - YouTube

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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/1180388...Pier20_05_2012

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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

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    Yick! Too freaky!!

    make sure to add your dive report to Aussie May diving thread
    Last edited by alcina; May 28th, 2012 at 06:11 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alcina View Post
    Yick! Too freaky!!
    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!

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    Nice video zeroed, I love the part where the ray gets the crab

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    That ray munching the crab at about 2:30 is awesome!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 300bar View Post
    Nice video zeroed, I love the part where the ray gets the crab
    Quote Originally Posted by alcina View Post
    That ray munching the crab at about 2:30 is awesome!!

    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 by ~zeroed~; June 14th, 2012 at 04:12 AM. Reason: Typo

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