Port Playford – the latest in a decade of industrial proposals for Spencer Gulf

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Port Playford – the latest in a decade of industrial proposals for Spencer Gulf by Dan Monceaux Most naturalists probably haven’t committed much thought to the topics of port developments, seawater desalination, shipping and their respective environmental impacts. I found my way into these fields of study back in 2011, […]

The contribution of underwater photographs to marine science

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The contribution of underwater photographs to marine science by Steve Reynolds Society member David Muirhead contributes many, if not most, of his photographs to marine science. Most of them, if not all, are posted to iNaturalist. This includes everything that moves and many things that don’t (move). He even took […]

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

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The Discovery of a 23m-year-old fossil in 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 […]

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. […]