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Some Creatures of the Barrier Reef

A study of some of the unique marine animals of the Great Barrier Reef.
Year : 1958 | Total Duration : 8 Minutes |
Graphic map of Australia showing the location of coral reefs along the Queensland coast. CU to the Cape York peninsular and tilt down map with island groups marked. High angle pan across islands and waters and GS of sea filmed from sailing boat. WS flock of seabirds in island shoreline and WS flock of crested terns settling on sand and grass. CU of group on sand and WS of flock taking flight at approach of people. CU white-capped noddy landing on tree branch and sitting on egg in nest. VS of noddies around closely located nests. Tilt to WS of sky with continuous movement of birds in flight. WS terns taking flight.
Access No. 147618 | 2 mins 26 secs | 1940s | Qld, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
VS large Green Turtle digging hole in sand to lay eggs. GS of newly laid eggs and turtle covering them in sand with her hind flippers. GS of turtle slowly making it's way over sand and back into sea. High angle shot over turtle swimming below water surface. VS newly hatched baby turtles clambering over sand into sea. WS of exposed coral reef close to shore at low tide. Underwater footage over corals. Graphic diagram of the workings of a coral polyp.
Access No. 147635 | 2 mins 23 secs | 1950s | Qld, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
CU underwater views of coral with sunlit reflections. CU anemonefish and GS other small fish around corals. CU octopus with pale red body and large white spots (probably Common Reef Octopus) moving over rubbly reef floor. Good tracks of it wrapping tentacles over large red sea star and propelling itself across sea floor. Good shots of Lima lima, a type of swimming bivalve also referred to as swimming shells appearing to jump around in waters above reef floor. GS of large jellyfish swimming away from camera and good ECU of Spanish Dancer or Giant Nudibranch (Hexabranchus sanguineus) undulating in water
Access No. 147636 | 1 min 34 secs | 1950s | Qld, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
CU underwater views of earshell or Muttonfish crawls along reef shallows. CU range of small tropical fish swimming around waters of aquarium including damselfish, butterflyfish, wrasse, anemonefish and others. CU large Government Bream or Red Emperor swimming amongst smaller fish. High angler shots over surface of sea and WS of sea seen from sailing boat.
Access No. 147637 | 1 min 48 secs | 1950s | Qld, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |