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 […]

More on Sea Urchin Barrens and Mini-Barrens

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Further to my articles Sea urchin barrens and mini-barrens and Follow-up re Sea urchin barrens and mini-barrens, when Chris Roberts posted this photo of Red-tipped Urchins, Heliocidaris tuberculata, seen at Little Bay, New South Wales, on iNaturalist, David Muirhead commented, “looks like you have a problem with (urchin) barrens in […]

The Discovery of a 23m-year-old fossil in Mount Gambier

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The Discovery of a 23m-year-old fossil in Mount Gambier By Steve Reynolds (STEVE’S SDFSA SCIENCE STORY for the month of November) I confess that I maintain only a limited interest in molluscs, even less interest in deep-water species or fossilised specimens. This is despite having a few friends with a […]

Annual reminder to stakeholders regarding Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome

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Alex Chalupa, Senior Biosecurity Officer, Aquatic Pest Response, Biosecurity SA, Invasive Species Unit, Department of Primary Industries and Regions, has sent us this message below. It is the annual reminder to stakeholders regarding Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome (POMS). Hi Everyone, Hope you are coping well in these extraordinary times. It’s beginning […]