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May 31

May 31, 2014

Map of Marion Bay & SS Willyama wreck - Google Earth 2013

Marion Bay & the wreck of the SS Willyama

As described in my article titled “Three Days at Marion Bay” in our May newsletter, a highlight of our trip was our visit to the site of the wreck of the Willyama near Marion Bay on South Australia’s Yorke Peninsula. The 2704-ton (or 2705t) SS Willyama sank in Marion Bay, near Rhino Head, on 13th April 1907. She had been built,... Read more

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May 23

May 23, 2014

May 13

May 13, 2014

Southern Right Whale - SA Whale Centre - May 2014

Whale season launch at the SA Museum – May 27, 2014

The Marine Life Society of South Australia is pleased to announce that we will have a stall at the SA Whale Centre’s official whale season launch event, to be held at the South Australian Museum on May 27th, 2014. Our stall will feature an audio-visual display of South Australian marine life, and a sneak-preview of a very special new computer game... Read more

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May 13

May 13, 2014

BP logo

‘Hands Across the Sand’ to highlight risks of BP drilling in the Great Australian Bight

Time: 11am, Saturday, 17TH May 2014 Place: Semaphore Beach foreshore, SA The Wilderness Society’s SA Branch invites you to join hundreds of South Australians who will come together and join hands on the foreshore at Semaphore Beach on Saturday May 17th, 2014 on the Semaphore Beach foreshore. The action is intended to make a symbolic statement of opposition to inappropriate resource exploration and drilling in our seas and... Read more

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May 9

May 9, 2014

Western Shovelnosed Ray MLSSA Dan Monceaux

Species list: Sharks, rays and skates of Upper Spencer Gulf

A variety of elasmobranchs can be found in the waters of Upper Spencer Gulf in South Australia. In 2008, the Olympic Dam Expansion EIS was published. The document housed the following data in Appendix O2. Sighting records had been aggregated from a variety of sources. These records have been represented here, in anticipation of the first Whyalla Underwater Shootout in June 2014.... Read more

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May 8

May 8, 2014

Southern Right Whale - SA Whale Centre - May 2014

2014 whale migration season – First sightings in

The whale watching season is off to an early start in South Australia, with several sightings reported via the SA Whale Centre’s log in recent weeks. From late autumn through to spring, Humpback and Southern Right Whales appear more frequently in nearshore waters as they migrate northwards from the Antarctic to calve and rear their young. The first Southern Right whale... Read more

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May 5

May 5, 2014