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Oct 23

October 23, 2019

Potential consequences of the missing Port Noarlunga jetty stairs

Just 32 kilometres south of Adelaide, the seaside town of Port Noarlunga is one of South Australia’s favourite destinations for aquatic activities. This week, hundreds of school children are in the midst of intensive aquatics programs, where they are introduced to the joys of paddling, ocean swimming, surfing (pending wind conditions), snorkeling and even stand-up paddle-boarding. Another activity that children... Read more

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Jul 10

July 10, 2019

Work begins on the Port Adelaide Anchor Trail

The Marine Life Society of South Australia is pleased to announce that research and development on the Port Adelaide Anchor Trail is officially underway. The project was conceived in early 2019 by Society president Steve Reynolds, who has a life-long interest in the maritime history of South Australia. Steve first identified the potential to present the large historic anchors scattered... Read more

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Jun 18

June 18, 2019

Aldinga Rd lead merchant, Willunga

What to do with old fishing gear found while snorkeling or diving?

Divers and snorkelers often come across discarded or entangled fishing gear underwater. Unsurprisingly, the problem is most pronounced around rocky points or jetty structures where people regularly fish. Responsible divers do the right thing, and where practical, cut loose and bring ashore any gear they encounter… though one must be careful not to pierce one’s neoprene gloves, wetsuits (or worse:... Read more

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Mar 30

March 30, 2019

Port Environment Centre library – Library books provided by the Marine Life Society of SA

“Seahorshorses, Pipefishes and their relatives – a comprehensive guide to Syngnathiformes”, revised edition (Rudie Kuiter) 2003 – mlssa 1054 “The Marine & Freshwater Fishes of South Australia” (Scott, Glover & Southcott) 1980 – mlssa No.1009 “Australian Sea Fishes South of 30 degrees” (Neville Coleman) – mlssa No.1019 “Keeping Seahorses” (Robert Straughan) – mlssa No.1005 “Sharks and other predatory fish of... 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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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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Dec 1

December 1, 2017

UPSKILL STUDY PROGRAMS AT THE UDAYANA UNIVERSITY

The Marine Life Society of South Australia is promoting a semester abroad program at the Udayana University in Bali, Indonesia to South Australian students. The Udayana University in Bali, Indonesia will be conducting a 16-week international study program in the field of Tropical Biology and Marine Conservation. This program aims at raising environmental awareness and motivating and recruiting future conservationists.... Read more

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