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May 30

May 30, 1997

Coobowie Bay 2013

Algal Bloom in Coobowie Bay

Coobowie Bay has a bloom of Enteromorpha, a fine leaved form of “cabbage weed” which is prolific in areas of sewage effluent like Bolivar. Coobowie is a low lying township with many blocks inundated or close to inundation at king tides. The impact of this seawater level on septic effluent dispersal has been shown this year with warm weather suitable... Read more

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May 30

May 30, 1997

Southern Bluefin Tuna (Carl Charter)

Red Tides and Blue Farming Don’t Mix

This week marks the first anniversary of the Boston Bay (Port Lincoln) massive tuna deaths. Yet the SA Conservation Council asks – are we any better off 12 months later? Have we learnt any lessons from this avoidable disaster? In April 1996, organic wastes and nutrients from the faecal wastes from the 66 caged tuna farms contributed to a phytoplankton... Read more

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