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Mar 25

March 25, 2017

FURTHER DISCOVERIES AT THE SHIP’S GRAVEYARD

In addition to my recent discovery of an Oyster Blenny at the Ship’s Graveyard in the North Arm of the Port River, I also found this bivalve mollusc shell there: – I checked it out further when I got home. I thought that it was a Venus shell, Tapes literatus. I photographed it with my mobile phone at home and... Read more

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Mar 23

March 23, 2017

The Oyster Blenny, Omobranchus anolius

When I recently snorkelled at the Ship’s Graveyard in the North Arm of the Port River, I saw lots of blennies disappearing into holes on the river bed. They were much too quick for me to be able to identify them at all. Some of them seemed to have long-flowing eel-like tails. I struck it lucky when I returned back... Read more

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Mar 18

March 18, 2017

Jessie Hussey’s contribution to the knowledge of SA’s marine flora

According to the web page found at http://know.ourplants.org/news/jessey-hussey-inspires-school-teachers/  Jessie Hussey made a “significant and pioneering contribution to the knowledge of South Australia’s terrestrial and marine flora during the 1890s. She became a respected collaborator of many leading national and international botanists and phycologists”. According to the web page found at http://www.cpbr.gov.au/biography/hussey-jessie.html , Jessie Hussey was recruited by Baron Ferdinand von... Read more

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Mar 16

March 16, 2017

Snorkelling at Ochre Point

We’ve done some recent snorkels at Ochre Point (midway between Moana South and Maslin Beach North). The area is magnificent. David Muirhead and I weren’t able to dive there the first time we visited the spot due to less than ideal conditions. David returned back to Ochre Point a little later on, this time with Graham Short and Alan Noble. They... Read more

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Mar 16

March 16, 2017

Snorkelling at Myponga Beach

David Muirhead and I have done some snorkelling at Myponga Beach recently. One of these trips involved us snorkelling in a large rock pool there whilst there were swells breaking outside the rock pool. It was interesting enough to maintain our interest for quite a while.   David took this photo in the rock pool We also enjoyed the rock-hopping... Read more

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Mar 3

March 3, 2017

Recollections of my first few dives

I did my basic scuba course test dive at Port Noarlunga jetty on 4th February 1978. It was the first time that I had used scuba in the sea. Wayne Farquhar was apparently one of the dive instructors on my course. I knew Wayne from my job at Harris Scarfe Ltd. Wayne heard that I kept marine aquaria and came... Read more

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