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May 28

May 28, 2017

Turn the Tide on Plastics in the Ocean

On Sunday 28th May, my wife and I attended a gathering at the Largs Bay jetty kiosk. Artist Andrew Baines was conducting one of his famous photo shoots on the beach by the jetty. The photo shoot was being linked to World Ocean’s Day. It was held in collaboration with United Nations Associated of Australia (SA) & the City of Port Adelaide Enfield. Everybody who wanted to take part in the photo shoot had to dress in black and wear…

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Jan 17

January 17, 2017

Reef Watch turns 20 – monitoring dives planned

Reef Watch is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. They are inviting divers to take part in monitoring dives: – “Never dived with Reef Watch before and unsure about what we do? Come along for a few dives and learn how to ID our wonderful marine animals and how you can help us with simple diving surveys. Reef Watch dives and training is free (but sorry, we can’t teach you how to dive). Here are some dates of the next…

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Dec 8

December 8, 2016

The unveiling of Reg Sprigg’s dive chamber at the Patawalonga, Glenelg North, SA

A long list of lucky events led to me attending the recent unveiling of Reg Sprigg’s dive chamber at Glenelg North (with my wife Noeleen). The dive chamber has been positioned adjacent to the Buffalo replica on the banks of the Patawalonga. Our Patron, Scoresby Shepherd had suggested that I try to get approval to attend the official unveiling. An email request to a namesake sealed the deal for Noeleen & I to attend the event. A good crowd had…

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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 November 2016. Meanwhile, I had many concerns regarding what I could use for the kayaking part of the trip. This…

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Jun 13

June 13, 2016

May 11

May 11, 2016

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May 11, 2016

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May 11, 2016

Feb 4

February 4, 2015

Jan 30

January 30, 2015

Sylvia Earle underwater NOAA 1970

Sylvia Earle – Veteran ocean explorer and conservationist comes to Adelaide

Adelaide will soon be graced by the presence of American veteran ocean explorer and oceanographer, Sylvia A. Earle. She will be making two public appearances while in Adelaide where she will speaking about her work and passion for the ocean. Her first appearance will be at WOMADelaide on March 9 (as part of the Planet Talks series) and secondly at a free event co-presented by University of South Australia’s Hawke Centre on March 11. The Hawke Centre talk places Sylvia Earle on…

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