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Jul 17

July 17, 2015

Second Valley update

Spearfishing There is a spearfishing restriction at “Second Valley Bay”. It has been in place for over 23 years now. The restriction is listed in the “South Australian Recreational Fishing Guide” under “General Fishing Information/Fish Spear/Hand Spear/Powerheads”. It is also listed at http://pir.sa.gov.au/fishing/fishing_gear/permitted_devices . Signage at Second Valley in 2009 (Taken by Steve Reynolds) As I wrote in my blog... Read more

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Jul 9

July 9, 2015

Unusual Behaviour by Senator Fish, Pictilabrus laticlavius

According to Wikipedia, Senator Fish was Hamilton Fish. Fish (1808 –1893) was “an American statesman and politician who served as the 16th Governor of New York, a United States Senator and United States Secretary of State. He is considered one of the best Secretaries of State in the United States’ history.” The Senator Fish species of fish (or Senator Wrasse), Pictilabrus... Read more

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Jul 9

July 9, 2015

A Most Peculiar Colour Pattern in Zebra Fish, Girella zebra

(As told to Steve Reynolds by David Muirhead) During a snorkel at Lady Bay on 27th October 2010, David Muirhead took this photograph of a Zebra Fish, Girella zebra with a ‘most unusual colour pattern’: Zebra Fish with a ‘most unusual colour pattern’ (Taken by David Muirhead) Here is a cropped image of the fish: – Cropped image of the Zebra... Read more

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Jul 7

July 7, 2015

Loggerhead turtle near the wreck of the Claris

Loggerhead Turtle Sightings in South Australia

Mark Tozer took part in an Adelaide Scuba boat dive on the Claris wreck on 24th May. He and his buddy were fortunate to see a turtle during the dive. Mark Tozer (left) with Haixia Wen & Carl Charter  onboard Adelaide Scuba’s Seahorse before their dive on the Claris Mark was even more fortunate in that only he had a camera with... Read more

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