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Nov 7

November 7, 2018

Living the Dream about the Seagrass Lady

“Living the Dream about the Seagrass Lady” by Steve Reynolds During the 1980s, I was given a copy of a Reader’s Digest article about a “Seagrass Lady” called Anitra Thorhaug who was pioneering transplanting of seagrass to restore degraded habitat. Her work was something that I aspired to back then. Now, 30 years later, I am ‘living the dream’ and... Read more

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Aug 24

August 24, 2018

Southern Right Whale - SA Whale Centre - May 2014

Eleven southern right whales reported today in Encounter Bay area

The South Australian Whale Centre, located in Victor Harbor, sends out daily email updates to subscribers advising them on developments as the inshore whale-watching season progresses. Sighting numbers have been creeping upwards in recent weeks, and this morning an impressive tally of eleven whales was reported. The centre reported the following occurences at 8.40 am this morning: 1 cow /... Read more

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Jul 31

July 31, 2018

My Swim with the Fur Seals at Semaphore South

Following my sighting of a pair of NZ fur seals whilst I was kayaking at Goolwa South Lakes recently, and an email received from Simon Vickers about them occurring at the Semaphore South breakwater, I wanted to view them for myself. The windy weather was a bit concerning on the day, so I drove along the Esplanade to see what the... Read more

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Jul 19

July 19, 2018

How relevant is MLSSA?

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 Nov) for like-minded people to attend. We host a popular... Read more

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Jul 4

July 4, 2018

Another Day on the Port River

It was meant to be a windy day. It started with a shower of rain too. I thought to myself, “That’s it, I won’t be able to (or be keen to) go kayaking today”. Then I saw this wonderful double rainbow outside my home: – The rain had stopped and there was no wind at all. “That’s it,” I thought,... Read more

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Jul 3

July 3, 2018

Coastal Kayaking

I enjoyed a couple of solo kayaking trips recently. One was at South Lakes, Goolwa whist the other one was in the Port River at Garden Island. My Goolwa visit was a short 1/2 hour one due to time restrictions. It was memorable, however, due to sighting two fur seals in the water. I launched my kayak from this spot... Read more

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Jan 25

January 25, 2018

Dredging at Outer Harbor

Dredging will again be carried out in the Outer Harbor shipping channel and the swing basin next winter. The EPA has recommended that Flinders Ports use a smaller dredging vessel than what was used 13 years ago. In 2005, dredge spoil spread down Gulf St Vincent, reducing visibility and smothering seagrass. Environmental groups have called for all dredged silt to... Read more

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Nov 4

November 4, 2017

The Beachport boat ramp issue

We recently received an email request from a student for our assistance with their school project. The student agreed to take on the degradation of the beach at Beachport as their topic. The degradation was thought to have been caused by a boat ramp being placed on the beach in the wrong position. I sent the following details to the... Read more

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Aug 25

August 25, 2017

Port Hughes Jetty 2013 - Steve Reynolds

List of shore dive locations within 2 hours drive from Adelaide

I’ve always been flummoxed by the trend whereby divers who live in Adelaide continually revisit a handful of the state’s innumerable shore diving locations. While the popularity of Rapid Bay jetty, the rocky reefs of Second Valley, the soft coral encrusted columns of the Port Hughes jetty and the built and natural habitats of Port Noarlunga is not undeserved, I’ve... Read more

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Nov 27

November 27, 2016

Our Rapid Bay kayak trip

I had to wait almost 12 months to return to the caves between Rapid Bay & Second Valley. I had visited the area some three times during 2015 (This does not include a dive that I did in the area during 2016). I had to anxiously wait for several months to participate in the FUSSI trip to the area in... Read more

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