Bernard C. Cotton – former Curator of Molluscs at the SA Museum

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Bernard C. Cotton was a Curator of Molluscs at the SA Museum in North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia. According to “Australia’s Spectacular Cowries” by Barry Wilson and Peter Clarkson (mlssa 1069), Bernard “wrote many scientific papers and semi-technical articles on southern Australian molluscs.” According to “Kingdom of the Seashell” by […]

A discovery by researchers from Flinders University enables the removal of mercury from water & soil

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ABC TV’s “Catalyst” program recently discussed mercury levels in fish. They reported that fish are a healthy source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids, but high mercury levels in fish can be a problem. At very high concentrations, mercury has a profound toxic effect on human beings. It is hoped […]

Reef Life Survey’s Annual Report for 2015

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We recently received a copy of Reef Life Survey’s Annual Report for 2015. We have added it to the report for the previous year. The 2015 report is available at http://reeflifesurvey.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/RLSF_AnnualReport_2015_FINAL_301115.pdf . Our Patron, Dr Scoresby Shepherd recently retired as a member of Reef Life Survey Foundation’s board. RLS present […]

ADELAIDE & MOUNT LOFTY RANGES NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT BOARD’s 2014-15 ACHIEVEMENT REPORT

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We recently received the latest Achievement Report from the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board (AMLRNRMB). The 2014-15 Achievement Report has now been filed alongside reports for the past two years (mlssa 2321). According to Prof. Chris Daniels, Presiding Member for the AMLRNRMB, 2014-15 “marks the first […]

The work of Edgar Waite (& his Rainbow Cale painting)

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According to Wikipedia, “Heteroscarus acroptilus, the Rainbow Cale, is a species of weed whiting endemic to Australia where it is found in marine waters along the southern coast. It inhabits rocky reefs that have plentiful growth of brown algae and also in beds of seagrass, particularly those of the genus Posidonia. It occurs at […]

wetland shorebirds - Dan Monceaux

Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary talk with Tony Flaherty, October 16

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This month’s Port Environment Forum is on Thursday the 16th at 7pm, at the Port Adelaide Town Hall (entry off Nile St). The topic will be the Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary, with guest speaker Dr Tony Flaherty (Coast and Marine Manager for the Adelaide region. Tony was recently announced as the recipient of the […]

Hans Mincham

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Hans Mincham died on 10th May 2007, aged 95. His obituary in The Advertiser on 23rd June 2007 described Hans as an educator, naturalist, writer, historian, conservationist & musician. He was appointed the SA Museum’s first information officer in 1964. He held that position for 12 years. He received many […]

Scoresby Shepherd & Sprigg Diving Bell SARDI

Scoresby Shepherd receives Verco Medal from the Royal Society of South Australia

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According to the web page found at http://www.adelaide.edu.au/rssa/, the Royal Society of South Australia was founded on 10th January 1853 (as the Adelaide Philosophical Society). The Society changed its name to the Royal Society of South Australia when her Majesty Queen Victoria granted the title “Royal” in 1880. In 1928, the […]