Weedy Seadragon MLSSA

History

Marine Life Society of South Australia Inc

Established in 1976, MLSSA aims to foster the study of marine life, promote education and public awareness of all life in the sea and to encourage the conservation and protection of South Australia’s unique and beautiful marine environment.

MLSSA members engage in a variety of activities including diving and snorkeling, underwater photography, seminars for schools and community groups, maintenance of marine aquaria and study of the local marine environment. Our knowledge and educational resource materials are available to all.

Origins of the Marine Life Society

The predecessor of MLSSA was the Marine Aquarium Research Institute of Australia (MARIA), and it was founded in Sydney in December 1969. By 1974 there were members in all states and many from overseas. Branches had been set up in Adelaide, Melbourne, Woolongong, Newcastle and Cairns.

Membership of the Institute gradually dwindled and branches closed. By 1982 the only branch left was in Adelaide and the decision was made to close and re-open with a new name, constitution and aims.

September 15th 1982 marked the final meeting of MARIA (SA) and the present Society was born.

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  1. John Rumney
    June 7, 2017

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    Dear MLSSA team,

    We’re doing a fundraiser for our non-profit with a swim with whales trip for two raffle. Would you be interested in helping us get the word out by letting your members know about it at your monthly meeting next Wednesday? Or perhaps sooner since our campaign ends June 17. Here’s more info:

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    Subject: Win a Swim with Whales Trip for Two

    “Together, there are no barriers too great to save our reefs.” – John Rumney

    Win a 6-day expedition for TWO to swim with Minke whales AND help save the Great Barrier Reef! Swimming with whales is world famous for being one of the best wildlife experiences on Earth.

    Curious? Click here https://chuffed.org/project/winawhaletrip

    Help us float our boat! This raffle helps our non-profit, GBR Legacy, fund an INDEPENDENT research vessel supporting reef science for real solutions. This vessel will give access to the GBR for professional and CITIZEN SCIENTISTS, students, partner organisations and the public. DONATE and win!!!

    Want to know more? Click here https://chuffed.org/project/winawhaletrip

    Yes you can! You don’t need to be a scuba diver to take part in this extraordinary adventure. We have two spots available on a special documentary filming expedition July 11-17, 2017 from Cairns, Australia next month (highly recommended!). The boss won’t let you play with whales that soon? No worries. You can come on one of our trips in June or July next year! It’s up to you 🙂

    Tell your friends. Raffle ends June 17, 2017.

    Join us! Click here https://chuffed.org/project/winawhaletrip

    Great Barrier Reef Legacy
    http://www.greatbarrierreeflegacy.org
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    Thank you for your consideration!

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