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Tuesday, 30 June 2015 23:41

Discovery Centre Opened at the Sydney Institute of Marine Science

The Sydney Institute of Marine Science, located in a historic sandstone quarry on the Chowder Bay foreshore, has opened a new Discovery Centre.

The entry room is a celebration of Port Jackson showcasing the wonderful diversity of marine life, habitats and ecosystems we have at our doorstep. Highlights of this exhibit are a 3D model of the harbour, which shows the harbour’s complex shape and topography of the seafloor, and a virtual dive using 3D virtual reality goggles.

The second room leads visitors onto the open coast. The main themes explored here are the East Australian Current, the main boundary current along the east coast of Australia, and the impacts of climate change on this current system and coastal ecosystems.

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