How relevant is MLSSA?

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How relevant is MLSSA? I have been asked, indirectly, to answer that question. Clearly, we can’t dwell on the past. We can only consider the present and look to the future. Our long-running organisation provides a special interest group for SA marine life matters. We hold monthly meetings (Feb to […]

Kayaking in the Onkaparinga Gorge

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For my third kayak in five days, I ventured down to Old Noarlunga this time. Allan Horsfall and myself launched our craft(s) here at Old Noarlunga: – The landing platform was under water this time, due to the winter rains. We paddled upstream, around the township and into the Onkaparinga […]

Sunfish approaches the surface in a horizontal position

Sunfish sightings in the Encounter Bay/Waitpinga Cliffs area (Updated)

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Our Waitpinga correspondent, Elizabeth Steele-Collins recently reported the sighting of three sunfish (Mola) in the “Encounter Bay/Waitpinga Cliffs area” in one week. We heard that the three sightings involved “at least two different individuals (owing to size differences)”. Elizabeth has now clarified the matter as follows: – “I personally only […]

Fletcher’s Slip

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We were recently approached about taking a look at the Fletcher’s Slip site at Birkenhead, so I am reviewing the topic of the slip here below: – Fletcher’s Slip was located on the north bank of Gawler Reach on the Port Adelaide River at Birkenhead. It was the first slipway […]

Sprouting Sand Sponges

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Our participation in iNaturalist has created some discussion that has almost cleared up an enduring mystery about the identification of this creature: – Image No.2555 from MLSSA Photo Index (Taken by David Muirhead) It has been some 11 years since my article titled Sponges of the Genus Ciocalypta was published […]