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Abyssbox, the Eye of the Depths

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  00:07:00  2012  Color  Sound

Scientists from the Pierre and Marie Curie University, from the CNRS and from the IFREMER gathered with the Océanopolis Park, located in Brest (France), to present a new permanent and exclusive exhibition: Abyssbox.
Thanks to an experimental box, conceived by a CNRS researcher, the extreme living conditions of the depths have been reconstituted. This underwater faun (at the moment shrimps and crabs) is maintained in life and observed in a pressurized aquarium which reproduce the depths pressure. For the first time in the world, a small porthole allows the public and the scientists to gaze at these animals that usually cannot be observed out of their environment.

Producer : CNRS Images
Author : RONAT Luc (CNRS Images, UPS CNRS, Meudon)
Director : RONAT Luc (CNRS Images, UPS CNRS, Meudon)
Audiovisual processReal shots. Use of a footage.
Voice over and interview (live sound). Musics.
PersonnalitiesBARTHELEMY Dominique(Océanopolis, responsable aquariologie, Brest)
SHILLITO Bruce(Systématique, adaptation, évolution, UMR Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie, CNRS, MNHN et IRD, Paris)



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Item No.2963
PublicLarge audience
Original SupportXDCam EX
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