Viewing: August, 2015

Aug 27

August 27, 2015

South Australia’s four native Blue Devil species

David Muirhead says that South Australia actually has four native blue devil species! He says that these are: – #1:Paraplesiops meleagris : Southern Blue Devil #2:Paraplesiops alisonae : Alison’s Blue Devil #3:Eryngium rostratum : Blue devil #4:Eryngium vesiculosum : Prostrate Blue devil (aka Prickfoot) David adds, “Actually SA has 5-6 native species of blue devil, but I’ve not listed Eryngium... Read more

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Aug 27

August 27, 2015

The swimming baths at the Victoria Pier, Victor Harbor

In my recent article “My Love Of Jetties, Some Of My Jetty Work, Granite Island Jetties & A List Of S.A. Jetties Built During the 1800s Or Early 1900s” I wrote about the Granite Island Causeway and the Victoria Pier there at Victor Harbor. Some of those details included: “The August 2011 newsletter also included my article titled “My Recent... Read more

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Aug 23

August 23, 2015

The wonderful and diverse syngnathids of Normanville, South Australia

I am a research associate at the California Academy of Sciences where I study the evolutionary relationships among seahorse, seadragons, and pipefish in the family Syngnathidae. I employ DNA sequencing, morphological characters, and underwater photography to gain a better understanding of these relationships which are largely unresolved in this family, and therefore is in need of a major revision which... Read more

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Aug 12

August 12, 2015

Port Hughes Jetty 2013 - Steve Reynolds

MY LOVE OF JETTIES, SOME OF MY JETTY WORK , GRANITE ISLAND JETTIES & A LIST OF S.A. JETTIES BUILT DURING THE 1800s OR EARLY 1900s

I think that I first became fascinated with jetties when I first started scuba diving in January 1978 after visiting Port Hughes jetty. I did my first sea dive at Port Noarlunga jetty in February 1978. Although I had visited several piers whilst I was in England, it was mainly through diving in South Australia that my love of jetties... Read more

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Aug 7

August 7, 2015

Southern Bluefin Tuna (Carl Charter)

Dan Monceaux’s submission in response to Oceanic Victor proposal

DISCLAIMER: The views expressed below are the personal views of the author. To PIRSA Aquaculture, Please find attached my submission in response to Oceanic Victor‘s pilot lease application to establish a sea cage aquaculture tourism operation near Granite Island in Encounter Bay, South Australia. I am linking a number of additional files to support the presence of protected species in the vicinity... Read more

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