Today's post comes from Randi.
|The luggage of the BBC film crew – all for hermit crabs!|
Fast forward a bit, and here we are—several months later—at Carrie Bow Caye (CBC) with the BBC, deep into filming these amazing hermit crab behaviors. When we arrived on-island, my jaw dropped at the sheer amount of film gear they had transported. These hermit crabs were truly going to be movie stars!
The stars of the show: Coenobita clypeatus hermit crabs
It’s been great fun so far – I’ve learned a ton about the film-making process, and have also had several new research insights thanks to the ability to see my study animals with better camera equipment than I ever could have imagined. Stay tuned—hermit crabs will be on the big screen (Discovery Channel and BBC) in about a year or so. I promise, the hermit crabs will be the stars of the show.
Happy Oceans Day, everyone!
|The producer’s hat, hanging on a tripod: I can’t give away too many of the BBC’s secrets, but this hat has certainly traveled the world. If only it could talk, oh the stories it would tell!!|