Posts By: Marine Life Society of South Australia Inc.

Aug 7

August 7, 2015

Southern Bluefin Tuna (Carl Charter)

Dan Monceaux’s submission in response to Oceanic Victor proposal

DISCLAIMER: The views expressed below are the personal views of the author. To PIRSA Aquaculture, Please find attached my submission in response to Oceanic Victor‘s pilot lease application to establish a sea cage aquaculture tourism operation near Granite Island in Encounter Bay, South Australia. I am linking a number of additional files to support the presence of protected species in the vicinity of the project site. PUBLIC SKEPTICISM Members of the public have expressed concern that given the common business interests of…

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Apr 10

April 10, 2015

White shark by Terry Goss

Submission to SA Government re: shark cage diving locations in South Australia

To whom it may concern, Please accept this submission as our official response to the announcement that alternative sites are to be investigated for the redistribution of shark cage diving tourism. We understand that the proposed redistribution follows the absence of sharks from long established sites near the Neptune Islands, a phenomenon possibly caused by an orca attack, witnessed by tour operators. While we acknowledge that this activity has economically benefited the state and raised the profile of Great white…

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Feb 1

February 1, 2015

Helen K- Boat trip - 156 (Port Lincoln) CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Aquaculture Regulations review open for public comment until March 2, 2015

PIRSA Fisheries and Aquaculture is seeking feedback on proposed changes to the Aquaculture Regulations 2005. This is the first review of the regulations since their commencement in 2005 and aims to simplify regulatory requirements and streamline operations for aquaculture operators. The main areas of the review include administrative changes incorporating navigational marking requirements, environmental programs and aquatic animal health. Targeted industry consultation has already taken place with this current consultation process providing all stakeholders with the opportunity to provide feedback…

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Jan 30

January 30, 2015

Sylvia Earle underwater NOAA 1970

Sylvia Earle – Veteran ocean explorer and conservationist comes to Adelaide

Adelaide will soon be graced by the presence of American veteran ocean explorer and oceanographer, Sylvia A. Earle. She will be making two public appearances while in Adelaide where she will speaking about her work and passion for the ocean. Her first appearance will be at WOMADelaide on March 9 (as part of the Planet Talks series) and secondly at a free event co-presented by University of South Australia’s Hawke Centre on March 11. The Hawke Centre talk places Sylvia Earle on…

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Dec 16

December 16, 2014

Sepia officinalis © Sebastian Niedlich CC BY-NC-SA 2

New research shows shipping sound impacts cuttlefish

Cuttlefish become stressed when exposed to shipping sound and panic when exposed to loud, low-frequencies, according to two scientific papers published this year. The Marine Life Society of South Australia believes that these results should trigger increased research efforts into the impact of shipping noise on the Giant Australian cuttlefish aggregation at Point Lowly, near Whyalla in South Australia. They argue that the matter is time critical, given anticipated shipping increases should current iron ore export plans receive environmental approvals this month. In a study published…

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Dec 10

December 10, 2014

Central pair of dead sperm whales at Ardrossan Dec 8 2014 - Emma Monceaux for web

Propeller strike evidence found on dead Sperm whale near Ardrossan, December 8 2014

The first known group stranding of Sperm whales to occur on South Australia’s coastline was reported near Ardrossan yesterday morning. Among the curious onlookers, members of the Marine Life Society of South Australia attended the scene, where they inspected the bodies of five of the seven deceased whales. While obvious external injuries appeared to be absent from four of the whales, one of the whales showed evidence of propeller strike, a symptom of collision with a vessel at sea. Marine Life Society of South Australia’s secretary,…

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Nov 28

November 28, 2014

Bottlenosed dolphin at the surface MLSSA

List of marine conservation groups in South Australia

A number of community and environmental groups are actively involved in marine conservation work or advocacy in South Australia. This list is not exhaustive, nor does it assume that listed groups are in any way affiliated with the Marine Life Society of South Australia. If you would like to add a group to this list, please contact us and let us know. Australian Marine Wildlife Research & Rescue Organisation Port Adelaide, attends to sick or injured marine life state-wide Conservation Council…

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Nov 26

November 26, 2014

sand sea obscenity art exhibition header

‘Sand, Sea & Obscenity’ art exhibition shines light on local marine conservation issues

A new exhibition of South Australian marine conservation themed artworks will be officially opened in Port Noarlunga on Thursday night, November 27. The show is organised by two local not-for-profit organisations: Save Our Gulfs Coalition and the Marine Life Society of South Australia. It is being held at The Arts Centre, 22 Gawler St. Around 40 artists have produced work in response to the exhibition’s theme: ‘Sand, sea and obscenity.’ Their work interprets both the beauty of South Australia’s gulfs…

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Nov 10

November 10, 2014

Nov 6

November 6, 2014