Alan Paskett - Sepia apama, Black Point, 3-4m June 2014

Marine Life Society of South Australia slams cuttlefish acoustic impact study

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The Marine Life Society of South Australia has condemned a recent study into the potential impact of shipping noise on the Giant Australian Cuttlefish aggregation claiming that the study is scientifically flawed and does not prove that shipping has not adversely affected the population. The Society is concerned that the […]

Western Blue Groper

Evolutionary biologist Professor Steve Donnellan’s ‘Wild lives of wildlife’

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Several members of the Marine Life Society of South Australia attended a talk hosted by Butterfly Conservation SA last night. The guest speaker was Professor Steve Donnellan from the South Australian Museum’s Evolutionary Biology Unit, who led us on a curious tour through the sexual hardware of a wide range of terrestrial, […]

Alan Paskett - Sepia apama, Black Point, 3-4m June 2014

Underwater photographers focus on Whyalla’s biodiversity

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This long weekend, divers and snorkelers from Adelaide and Whyalla will unite to explore and photograph the biodiversity of Upper Spencer Gulf. The Whyalla Underwater Shootout will encourage young and old to explore the region’s rocky and artificial reefs, sandy bottoms, sea grass meadows and mangroves to show that there’s […]

Southern Right Whale - SA Whale Centre - May 2014

Whale season launch at the SA Museum – May 27, 2014

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The Marine Life Society of South Australia is pleased to announce that we will have a stall at the SA Whale Centre’s official whale season launch event, to be held at the South Australian Museum on May 27th, 2014. Our stall will feature an audio-visual display of South Australian marine […]

Giant Australian Cuttlefish

Report Sightings of Giant Australian Cuttlefish in SA Waters

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Giant Australian Cuttlefish occur right across southern Australia, but one of the most interesting aspects of their biology is that they aggregate to breed near Point Lowly in northern Spencer Gulf in South Australia. This is the only known breeding aggregation of Giant Cuttlefish in the world, but in recent […]

Giant Australian Cuttlefish

Diving in Port Lincoln (and more on cuttlefish attacks)

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(As told to Steve Reynolds by Phil Porter) Phil Porter from Port Lincoln recently became a new MLSSA member. Phil said that he has been diving in the Port Lincoln area for many years. He did a FAUI scuba course in 1981, and has been into photography since that time. […]

Giant Australian Cuttlefish, Point Lowly - Paul Macdonald

Australian Giant Cuttlefish (Sepia apama)

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Author: Dr Robert Browne, Seadragon Foundation Inc. Prelude: The document is an expanded excerpt for a “Conservation Guide” for the proposed BHP Billiton Desalination Plant at Port Bonython, Upper Spencer Gulf. The evolving “Conservation Guide” is available at (SFI 2007). http://www.seadragonfoundation.org/SFI%20Articles/Articles.htm The Australian giant cuttlefish (Sepia apama), protected syngnathids, recreational and commercial […]

Giant Australian Cuttlefish, Point Lowly - Paul Macdonald

Sepia apama, the Giant Australian Cuttlefish of Whyalla, SA

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Author: Evan John One of the most spectacular events of the natural marine world takes place annually between May and August in the reef areas of upper Spencer Gulf, around Black Point, Point Lowly and Fitzgerald Bay, north of the town of Whyalla, on Eyre Peninsula, South Australia. Fig. 1. Sepia […]