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 […]

UN Report Warns About the Threat of Increased Marine Heatwaves

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UN REPORT WARNS ABOUT THE THREAT OF INCREASED MARINE HEATWAVES by Steve Reynolds The December issue of the SDFSA’s newsletter reported that scientists were warning that marine heatwaves were threatening the oyster industry and affecting the Great Barrier Reef (Marine Heatwaves Threatening Oyster Industry and Affecting Great Barrier Reef, Scientists […]

The Occurrence of the Venus shell, Tapes literatus, in the Port River

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Last year, I found a Venus shell, Tapes literatus at the Ships’ Graveyard in the North Arm of the Port River. I reported the discovery in my article entitled Further Discoveries at the Ships’ Graveyard. More recently, two more specimens were found on the western side of Torrens Island (8 October […]

Assisting the Port River Shellfish Restoration Project Group

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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 […]

White shark by Terry Goss

Submission to SA Government re: shark cage diving locations in South Australia

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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, […]

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

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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, […]