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Dec 12

December 12, 2017

Tropical Fish Cleaners and Their Mimics

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 exists between clownfish and some sea anemones. The stinging tentacles... Read more

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Dec 6

December 6, 2017

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

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 on Kangaroo Island suggests that the island’s rivers are providing... Read more

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Dec 5

December 5, 2017

Port Jackson Shark Aggregations

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 Large numbers of Port Jackson Sharks, Heterodontus portusjacksoni, will congregate... Read more

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Dec 1

December 1, 2017

South Australian Dive Medical Practitioners & Medical Facilities

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, 70 South Tce, Adelaide SA, 5000 (08) 8211 8002 Dr. S.L.... Read more

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Dec 1

December 1, 2017

UPSKILL STUDY PROGRAMS AT THE UDAYANA UNIVERSITY

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 at raising environmental awareness and motivating and recruiting future conservationists.... Read more

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