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Oct 10

October 10, 2017

The small congolli that I found ‘belly up’ at Myponga Beach

I recently collected a small congolli that I found effectively ‘belly up’. The small congolli effectively ‘belly up’ (Taken by David Muirhead) Actually, it was lying on its side, on the shallow bottom towards one sandy rubbly bank of the moderately briskly outflowing but very narrow rivulet. The small congolli lying on its side, on the shallow bottom  (Taken by David Muirhead) The rivulet, barely 2 metres wide at that point, was running across the beach towards the sea, since the tide was out…

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Dec 20

December 20, 2014

Ewens Ponds Conservation Park 2013 Tim Koch

Exploring Ewens Ponds Conservation Park underwater

Ewens Ponds is a somewhat little-known secret in regards to fresh-water diving and snorkeling in South Australia. Situated about half an hour south of Mount Gambier, it is fairly easily accessed via unsealed roads (once you have hired a wetsuit at the local Deli in my case). It consists of a series of three limewater spring-fueled ponds of around ten metres depth each. They are interlinked by shallow creek sections that then run the full course to the ocean, an amazing experience…

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