Viewing: November, 2014

Nov 30

November 30, 2014

Buried Shovelnosed ray, Glenelg by Dan Monceaux MLSSA

Nocturnal observations around Glenelg marina and jetty

While this weekend’s scorching hot temperatures kept my wife and I out of the sun for the most part, we couldn’t resist making a late night beach walk down at Glenelg. While the habitats there are highly modified due to breakwater and marina construction, dune removal for coastal development plus stormwater, Patawalonga and treated wastewater inflows, there remains an abundance... Read more

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Nov 28

November 28, 2014

Bottlenosed dolphin at the surface MLSSA

List of marine conservation groups in South Australia

A number of community and environmental groups are actively involved in marine conservation work or advocacy in South Australia. This list is not exhaustive, nor does it assume that listed groups are in any way affiliated with the Marine Life Society of South Australia. If you would like to add a group to this list, please contact us and let us... Read more

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Nov 26

November 26, 2014

sand sea obscenity art exhibition header

‘Sand, Sea & Obscenity’ art exhibition shines light on local marine conservation issues

A new exhibition of South Australian marine conservation themed artworks will be officially opened in Port Noarlunga on Thursday night, November 27. The show is organised by two local not-for-profit organisations: Save Our Gulfs Coalition and the Marine Life Society of South Australia. It is being held at The Arts Centre, 22 Gawler St. Around 40 artists have produced work... Read more

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Nov 25

November 25, 2014

Glycera polycheate worm - Hans Hillewaert

The Blood Worm, Glycera americana

Long-term MLSSA member Brian Brock says that he has been interested in Palolo worms since his early student days at the University of Adelaide. According to Britannica , Palolo worms are segmented marine worms of the families Eunicidae and Nereidae (class Polychaeta, phylum Annelida). Their breeding behaviour is unique. During the breeding season, at the same time of year and a particular phase of the... Read more

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Nov 21

November 21, 2014

White shark by Terry Goss

Great white shark sightings at the Glenelg tyre reef in 2014

A pair of divers from the Adelaide University Scuba Club came face to face with a White pointer shark while diving at the Glenelg tyre reef in South Australia on 9th November. Although the shark came a little too close for comfort for Jan Busch and Mark Sutcliffe, Jan was at least able to take a few photographs of it. Details... Read more

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Nov 21

November 21, 2014

Common Sawshark & Green Sawfish sightings off Glenelg

Sawfish and sawsharks are very rarely sighted by divers in South Australian waters. Diver Alex Suslin had an exciting encounter with a Common Sawshark, Pristiophorus cirratus at the Glenelg Dredge about 9am on 13th November 2014. He described the event as the first sighting of one he’d made in almost 20 years of diving. Alex estimates that he had dived that site approximately 100 times... Read more

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Nov 10

November 10, 2014

Eastern stargazer at Second Valley - Steve Reynolds

A stargazer struck a scuba diver at Second Valley

I love alliterations, and my blog titled Steve’s Scuba Site is no exception. It was a Sunday, almost six years ago, when I wrote a post titled “Struck by Stargazer @ Second Valley”. I went on to report: “Scuba Steve may have been struck by a stargazer at Second Valley on Saturday 17th (seventeenth) January (2009). The 30cm-plus specimen may... Read more

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Nov 10

November 10, 2014

Nov 6

November 6, 2014

Nov 6

November 6, 2014