My Third (Cerianthid?) Tube Anemone Sighting at Second Valley in 8 years

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I have now seen a large (Cerianthid?) tube anemone at Second Valley three times in 8 years. As I explained in my Facebook post at https://scontent.fadl4-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/327280926_775335964105281_4473479003342201618_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&ccb=1-7&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_ohc=l0XrzlhZeNwAX-gaXpK&_nc_ht=scontent.fadl4-1.fna&oh=00_AfA9XxDPaM0uUykkaJDKvx_IWS-vKzXif5qIC94bEwr3wQ&oe=63D91959 , “I caught up with 3 ‘old friends’ at Second Valley today (27/1/23).” I wasn’t referring to my dive buddies, but three creatures that […]

Nature Glenelg Trust’s involvement in researching and monitoring Goolwa pipi population dynamics

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The Nature Glenelg Trust (NGT) has been involved in researching and monitoring Goolwa pipi (cockles) population dynamics and associated aspects e.g. recreational pipi extraction impacts. Open season is currently November to May, with a maximum daily bag limit of 300 cockles daily per person. There is also a minimum size […]

Recreational Fishing’s Possible Impact On Wrasses That Have Historically Helped To Limit Sea Urchin Densities

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Canopy algae are a major component of Blue Carbon fixation. Whilst diving at The Bluff (Rosetta Head) on 27th October 2022, I found this Western Pacific Purple Sea Urchin, Heliocidaris erythrogramma: – I have posted it on iNaturalist, along with the following details, at https://inaturalist.ala.org.au/observations/140727962 . Overall, I saw relatively […]

Edgar Waite, Herbert Hale and Joseph Verco

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I now have a copy of Edgar Waite and Herbert Hale’s “Review of the Lophobranchiate Fishes (Pipefishes and Seahorses) of South Australia”, thanks to the generosity of Robert Browne. The review is an ‘Authors’ Reprint’ “From Records of the South Australian Museum, Vol.1, No.4, January 29th, 1921”. Edgar R. Waite […]

Lock-down Story No.2 – My Oyster-filming Dive in the Marina

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This was actually going to be my first lock-down story before I got carried away with the story about how my nose surgery affected my diving. (These ‘Lock-down’ stories aren’t to be taken too seriously.) In June 2017, I was asked to make a photographic dive in the Cruising Yacht […]