Bridled leatherjackets and Toothbrush leatherjackets

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This photo was taken at Rapid Bay between the old and new jetties: The fish in the background, behind the adult Castelnau’s (aka Pretty polly) wrasse, is an older, juvenile Bridled leatherjacket. The leatherjacket is over a seagrass meadow, predominantly Amphibolis (aka ‘wireweed’).   The Bridled leatherjacket is one of our […]

Tropical Fish Cleaners and Their Mimics

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I first heard about terms such as ‘symbiosis’ and ‘mimicry’ when I began researching for my “The Colour of Fish” articles in 1979. I probably also read about fish cleaners for the first time back then. I discussed symbiosis in my 1980 Journal article “The Colour of Fish”, saying “Symbiosis […]

Congolli (Pseudaphritis urvillii) discovered in five freshwater rivers across Kangaroo Island

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Environment Minister Ian Hunter issued a Press Release on 5th December 2017 concerning the recent discovery of 27 congolli in 5 rivers on KI. It announced that a fish species known as congolli had been discovered in freshwater rivers across Kangaroo Island for the first time. The presence of congolli […]

Port Jackson Shark Aggregations

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Recent aggregations of Port Jackson sharks at both Port Noarlunga and Aldinga created much interest in this annual event. I was encouraged to review past articles that were published in our newsletters back in 2006. Our September 2006 newsletter included this article: – “Port Jackson Shark Congregations” by Steve Reynolds […]

South Australian Dive Medical Practitioners & Medical Facilities

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SA Dive Medical Practitioners A dive medical can be done through the RAH Hyperbaric Medicine Unit; Ph: 7074 0000 or at one of the private practises listed below. Make sure you tell the receptionist that you require an occupational/commercial dive medical. Doctor Address Phone Dr Alexander Kleinschmidt SA Sports Medicine Ctr, […]

UPSKILL STUDY PROGRAMS AT THE UDAYANA UNIVERSITY

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The Marine Life Society of South Australia is promoting a semester abroad program at the Udayana University in Bali, Indonesia to South Australian students. The Udayana University in Bali, Indonesia will be conducting a 16-week international study program in the field of Tropical Biology and Marine Conservation. This program aims […]