SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium has teamed up with Panasonic to live stream some amazing underwater sea creatures – giving viewers the chance to experience all the marine magic in high definition from the comfort of their home.
SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium are using the Panasonic x2000 video camera to create a virtual aquarium - live streaming playtime and feeding time with a diverse range of appealing marine and terrestrial life, via their Facebook page.
With an audience of over 127,000 SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium sought to brighten up newsfeeds and educate fans both young and old – from spontaneous moments such as a dugong getting a belly rub, to learning the science behind a coral reef.
"We wanted to give people a closer experience than ever before, whilst also providing families who are stuck indoors, with resources, materials and fun topics to talk about. Working with Panasonic, we are able to bring the vibrant underwater world to life on screens big and small around Australia. We are thrilled that our viewers can dive into our world and enjoy uninterrupted, professional quality live streams at the click of a button," said Richard Dilly, General Manager, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium.
Since March this year, viewers have been enjoying watching fascinating animals get fed, keepers playing with animals, and taking advantage of the opportunity to listen to expert aquarists and having their questions answered live on video. However, the most popular content so far has been the penguin live stream aired in the first week of April which received over 100,000 views and around 3,000 comments. Overall, Facebook followers have increased by 35 per cent since live streaming began.
To catch the next live stream from SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and Panasonic head to www.facebook.com/sydneyaquarium.