The Discovery of a 23m-year-old fossil in a Mount Gambier

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The Discovery of a 23m-year-old fossil in a Mount Gambier By Steve Reynolds (STEVE’S SDFSA SCIENCE STORY for the month of November) I confess that I maintain only a limited interest in molluscs, even less interest in deep-water species or fossilised specimens. This is despite having a few friends with […]

A STUDY OF PORT ADELAIDE’S ANCHORS

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A STUDY OF PORT ADELAIDE’S ANCHORS by Steve Reynolds Every ship needs an anchor, yet anchors do not normally get the recognition that they deserve. Despite that, an anchor is the most recognizable shipwreck artefact, and it is anchors that provide us with the best seafaring memorials. Several different historical […]

Annual reminder to stakeholders regarding Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome

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Alex Chalupa, Senior Biosecurity Officer, Aquatic Pest Response, Biosecurity SA, Invasive Species Unit, Department of Primary Industries and Regions, has sent us this message below. It is the annual reminder to stakeholders regarding Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome (POMS). Hi Everyone, Hope you are coping well in these extraordinary times. It’s beginning […]

More paintings from Paul Burnett

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Here are some more paintings from Paul Burnett: – Ketches loading wheat, Port Wakefield,1922 (Just for comparison, here is a recent photo of mine from about the same location at Port Wakefield): –   North Parade wharf, Port Adelaide,1873 (Just for comparison, here is a recent photo of mine showing […]

More of Paul Burnett’s oil paintings of historical ports on canvas

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More of Paul Burnett’s oil paintings of historical ports on canvas by Steve Reynolds Further to the post at http://mlssa.org.au/2020/09/17/paul-burnetts-oil-paintings-of-historical-ports-on-canvas/ ,  Artist Paul Burnett has sent us some more of his oil paintings of historical ports on canvas. These are all painted from historical archive photos in the State Library. […]

Port Adelaide Anchor Trail Walks

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Weekly walks along a section of the Port Adelaide Anchor Trail,learning about Port Adelaide’s famous maritime heritage, especially some of the large historic ship anchors making up the Port Adelaide Anchor Trail. Steve Reynolds, long-term resident of Port Adelaide & President of the Marine Life Society of SA, will lead […]

SHARKS SEEK SAFETY IN SUBMARINE VOLCANOES

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SHARKS SEEK SAFETY IN SUBMARINE VOLCANOES by Steve Reynolds (STEVE’S SDFSA SCIENCE STORY for the month of September) According to Hordes of sharks found living in volcano by Raffaella Ciccarelli, reef and hammerhead sharks are thriving in the explosive crater of Kavachi volcano in the Solomon Islands. (Sharks have also […]