Viewing: September, 2015

Sep 20

September 20, 2015

Sea urchin barrens and mini-barrens

Our Patron, Scoresby Shepherd, was one of the editors of “Ecology of Australian Temperate Reef – The Unique South”, along with Graham Edgar. It was published in 2013. When the book was being prepared for publication, a little earlier on, Scoresby contacted me about one of my photos that had been published in our March 2009 newsletter (No.363). The photo... Read more

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Sep 10

September 10, 2015

Wade Doak “Encounters with Whales & Dolphins”

(Photo taken by Steve Reynolds) New Zealander Wade Doak gave a public lecture titled “Encounters” at Adelaide High School in early 1989. Wade is the author of several books. He has now written some 19 books about the sea. Back in 1989, “Encounters with Whales & Dolphins” was his latest book, hence the title of his talk (Encounters). The lecture... Read more

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Sep 5

September 5, 2015

The work of Edgar Waite (& his Rainbow Cale painting)

According to Wikipedia, “Heteroscarus acroptilus, the Rainbow Cale, is a species of weed whiting endemic to Australia where it is found in marine waters along the southern coast. It inhabits rocky reefs that have plentiful growth of brown algae and also in beds of seagrass, particularly those of the genus Posidonia. It occurs at depths of from 1 to 15 metres (3.3 to 49.2 ft).... Read more

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