My Third (Cerianthid?) Tube Anemone Sighting at Second Valley in 8 years

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I have now seen a large (Cerianthid?) tube anemone at Second Valley three times in 8 years. As I explained in my Facebook post at https://scontent.fadl4-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/327280926_775335964105281_4473479003342201618_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&ccb=1-7&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_ohc=l0XrzlhZeNwAX-gaXpK&_nc_ht=scontent.fadl4-1.fna&oh=00_AfA9XxDPaM0uUykkaJDKvx_IWS-vKzXif5qIC94bEwr3wQ&oe=63D91959 , “I caught up with 3 ‘old friends’ at Second Valley today (27/1/23).” I wasn’t referring to my dive buddies, but three creatures that […]

Update of the Flora and Fauna of Piccaninnie Ponds and Ewens Ponds (Including Eight Mile Creek)

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(This article is a re-write of one published in our 2006 Journal, because it was only one of the early drafts that was published in error and some of the intended information was missing. I attempted to rectify the error by having Part 2 published in our 2007 Journal. Now, […]

Nature Glenelg Trust’s involvement in researching and monitoring Goolwa pipi population dynamics

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The Nature Glenelg Trust (NGT) has been involved in researching and monitoring Goolwa pipi (cockles) population dynamics and associated aspects e.g. recreational pipi extraction impacts. Open season is currently November to May, with a maximum daily bag limit of 300 cockles daily per person. There is also a minimum size […]

Recreational Fishing’s Possible Impact On Wrasses That Have Historically Helped To Limit Sea Urchin Densities

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Canopy algae are a major component of Blue Carbon fixation. Whilst diving at The Bluff (Rosetta Head) on 27th October 2022, I found this Western Pacific Purple Sea Urchin, Heliocidaris erythrogramma: – I have posted it on iNaturalist, along with the following details, at https://inaturalist.ala.org.au/observations/140727962 . Overall, I saw relatively […]

How Free-swimming Temperate Pelagic Fish Approach a Cleaning Station

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David Muirhead recently posted this photo of a bluethroat wrasse, Notolabrus tetricus from old Rapid Bay jetty on 1st October 2022 on iNaturalist at https://inaturalist.ala.org.au/observations/139393179 : – David gave the posting the following description (but with my punctuation, or the computer’s): – “SUBJECT is the wrasse parked vertically near the […]