Have Animal Sightings Increased During COVID-19?

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Have Animal Sightings Increased During COVID-19? by Steve Reynolds (SDFSA’s SCIENCE STORY for May 2020 – https://sdfsa.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/2020-06-SDFSA-Newsletter.pdf ) It has been suggested that wildlife has been taking the opportunity to fill abandoned spaces during the recent corona virus restrictions. It was observed, for example, that rays, sharks, and dolphins have […]

More on the Tailwalking Port River Bottlenose Dolphins

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More on the Tailwalking Port River Bottlenose Dolphins by Steve Reynolds After reading my recent article about Adelaide’s Marineland Dolphins,  ‎Dan Monceaux made the following comment: – “According to Mike Bossley of WDC (Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society), at least one of the Marineland dolphins was released into the wild […]

Wandering Albatross Return to Macquarie Island

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Wandering Albatross Return to Macquarie Island by Steve Reynolds It was recently reported that several wandering albatross nests had been discovered on sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island for the first time in years. Pairs of the albatross were nesting in their  highest numbers in over a decade over summer. Ten nests were […]

Adelaide’s Marineland Dolphins

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Adelaide’s Marineland Dolphins by Steve Reynolds Adelaide had a marine park called Marineland between 1969 and 1988. It was located at West Beach. The park closed in 1988 “amid mounting opposition to keeping animals for public entertainment”. I had probably visited the park a couple of times over the 19 […]

Scientists’ plan to replenish marine life by 2050

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(As published in the May 2020 newsletter of the Scuba Divers Federation of South Australia) UN Sustainable Development Goal number 14 aims to “conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development”. Scientists have now put a 30-year plan together to achieve that aim. These scientists […]

The Nature Education Centre

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The Nature Education Centre by Steve Reynolds My wife Noeleen and I recently returned to the Nature Education Centre at Urrbrae at Netherby to deliver several copies of the book “An Octopus’s Garden”.  This book is “An early childhood marine education resource guide for teaching young children 3-8 years old”. […]

Deep-Sea Corals Discovered Off South-Western Australia (“Science Story of the Month” from the SDFSA April 2020 newsletter)

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“Deep-Sea Corals Discovered Off South-Western Australia” by Steve Reynolds This second “Science Story of the Month” comes from the SDFSA April 2020 newsletter. Deep-Sea Corals Discovered Off South-Western Australia Deep-Sea Corals have been discovered off South-Western Australia by using a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) called “SuBastian”. The ROV belongs to […]