The Old Glenelg Jetty Aquarium

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The old Glenelg jetty aquarium by Steve Reynolds According to the web page found at, an aquarium was built on the first Glenelg jetty in 1929, showcasing fish, sea lions and sharks. The Glenelg jetty aquarium in 1936 (Taken from The Advertiser’s “Moments in time – SA at play” […]

Waratah anemones, Port Noarlunga, South Australia - Dan Monceaux

New art exhibition celebrates the marine life of Port Noarlunga, South Australia

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River to Reef is an exhibition of new marine-themed artworks by South Australian artists, documentary filmmakers and amateur naturalists, Dan and Emma Monceaux. Presented by Onkaparinga Arts, the ambitious show includes fifty-five new works and can be viewed online, or in-person at the Arts Centre, Port Noarlunga, South Australia. The […]

Potential consequences of the missing Port Noarlunga jetty stairs

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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 […]

Port Noarlunga Jetty Stairs Project Update

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The City of Onkaparinga announced on June 20 “The manufacture of the new jetty staircase (at Port Noarlunga jetty) is now completed and it’s in storage ready for installation. The installation timing is ultimately determined by the weather because the contractors require consecutive days of perfect conditions to install the […]

The 1875 Communication Cable from Normanville to Kangaroo Island

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In December 1875, a submarine communication cable ran from Normanville to Kingscote on Kangaroo Island. Society member and local resident, David Muirhead sent us the following details and photographs concerning the cable: – The spot where the communication cable to Kangaroo Island ran into the sea at Normanville (Taken by […]

Port Hughes Jetty 2013 - Steve Reynolds

List of shore dive locations within 2 hours drive from Adelaide

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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 […]

Bolinopsis, Port Bonython 2017 - Dan Monceaux

The comb jellies Bolinopsis and Mnemiopsis

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I took this ‘one off’ shot of a clear jelly during my dive at Moonta Bay jetty in June 2017. While the photograph is enigmatic, my observations were sufficient for me to pursue a positive identification of the species. It turned out to be a comb jelly, and my interest […]