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

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The Discovery of a 23m-year-old fossil in a 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 […]

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 […]

The Occurrence of the Venus shell, Tapes literatus, in the Port River

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Last year, I found a Venus shell, Tapes literatus at the Ships’ Graveyard in the North Arm of the Port River. I reported the discovery in my article entitled Further Discoveries at the Ships’ Graveyard. More recently, two more specimens were found on the western side of Torrens Island (8 October […]

Nudibranch name change

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According to the web page found at http://www.urgdiveclub.org.au/scientific-names-do-change/ , “two-part scientific names contain a hierarchy which can change if an organism is re-classified”. I wrote about this topic in my article titled “Changes to Seastar Names” at http://mlssa.org.au/2010/10/07/changes-to-seastar-names/ . It can be difficult for ‘hobbyists’ such as ourselves to keep […]