Our Recent Encounter with Longnose Fur Seals, Arctocephalus forsteri

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David Muirhead spotted a few longnose fur seals, Arctocephalus forsteri, prior to our recent snorkel at Snapper Point at Aldinga Beach. The seals were still swimming just off of the reef platform as we made our way out to the reef edge. David preparing to snorkel David took a few […]

More on the Tailwalking Port River Bottlenose Dolphins

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More on the Tailwalking Port River Bottlenose Dolphins by Steve Reynolds After reading my recent article about Adelaide’s Marineland Dolphins,  ‎Dan Monceaux made the following comment: – “According to Mike Bossley of WDC (Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society), at least one of the Marineland dolphins was released into the wild […]

Adelaide’s Marineland Dolphins

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Adelaide’s Marineland Dolphins by Steve Reynolds Adelaide had a marine park called Marineland between 1969 and 1988. It was located at West Beach. The park closed in 1988 “amid mounting opposition to keeping animals for public entertainment”. I had probably visited the park a couple of times over the 19 […]

Bottlenosed dolphin at the surface MLSSA

List of dolphin watching, conservation and advocacy groups on Facebook in South Australia

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Among South Australia’s most beloved marine species are the bottlenosed dolphins, Tursiops sp. Dolphins which forage, feed and rear their young in inshore environments like Tursiops are vulnerable to various threats in the marine environment. These include the possibility of being struck by a boat, personal water craft or propeller, […]

Fur Seals and Sea Lions on the Outer Harbor Breakwaters

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Thanks to Dr Mike Bossley, we now have an electronic copy of the paper titled “Fur seals and sea lions (family Otariidae) on the breakwaters at Adelaide’s Outer Harbor, South Australia” co-written by Peter D. Shaughnessy, Mike Bossley and A. O. Nicholls (CSIRO PUBLISHING Australian Mammalogy, 2018, 40, 157–161 https://doi.org/10.1071/AM17001 […]