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Apr 4

April 4, 2017

Assisting the Port River Shellfish Restoration Project Group

As reported in our March 2017 Mail-out, the Marine Life Society of South Australia is assisting the Port River Shellfish Restoration Project Group in its efforts to rebuild some natural reefs in the Port River system. Catherine McMahon, Executive Officer for the Estuary Care Foundation says, “We see restoration of the Port River and Barker Inlet as a long-term project and we want to: investigate and understand which shellfish species are thriving in the Port River system. Species of special…

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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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Nov 6

November 6, 2014

Sep 24

September 24, 2014

The carbon footprint of dive tourism – are we loving our oceans to death?

It is with mixed feelings that I frequently see people I know raving about their next dose of international ecotourism, be it diving with whales in Tonga or on tropical reefs in any of our Pacific island neighbours’ waters. On the one hand, I respect my peers enthusiasm for diving, for exploring the natural world and for seeking out intimate experiences with the living ocean. On the other, I have grave concerns that the same people may not spare a thought for…

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