Fish Behaviour Observed During Autumn

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David Muirhead recently witnessed some unusual behaviour by a pair of Moonlighter, Tilodon sexfasciatus at Moonta Bay jetty (11th March 2022). He later posted four photos that he managed to take of the pair during his snorkel in the jetty swimming enclosure on iNaturalist. David reported his sighting thus: “Initially […]

Peter Clarkson Anniversary

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February 2022 was the 11th anniversary of Peter Clarkson apparently being taken by sharks whilst abalone diving in the waters off lower Eyre Peninsula in February 2011. Peter had co-authored a paper titled “Diet and feeding behaviour of the Blue-throated Wrasse” with our then Patron, Dr Scoresby Shepherd, which was […]

The Northern Water Supply Project

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We had a briefing on the Northern Water Supply Project by Infrastructure SA at last night’s meeting. Our three guest speakers were Jeremy Conway, Chief Executive, Dan Butler, Stakeholder Engagement and Communications and Mike Morgan, Project Director. Visit https://northernwatersupply.sa.gov.au/ for more details. According to the page header on the site, […]

Edgar Waite, Herbert Hale and Joseph Verco

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I now have a copy of Edgar Waite and Herbert Hale’s “Review of the Lophobranchiate Fishes (Pipefishes and Seahorses) of South Australia”, thanks to the generosity of Robert Browne. The review is an ‘Authors’ Reprint’ “From Records of the South Australian Museum, Vol.1, No.4, January 29th, 1921”. Edgar R. Waite […]

More Seaweed Farming

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The Moonrise Seaweed Co. has been working towards the farming of seaweed for the past 3 years. They say that “seaweed farming has the potential to be a win-win-win form of agriculture – producing versatile, nourishing crops, reviving coastal economies, and regenerating local marine ecologies”. They need, however, a lot […]