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 […]

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

Cuttlefish in the media

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I read our last MLSSA Journal (No.11) with great interest and enjoyed all of the articles including the one by Alex Gaut about cuttles. I managed to check out the ‘Cuttlefish Capital’ website and was very impressed with the webpage. The cuttlefish at Whyalla featured on Channel 7’s “Discover” program […]

Giant Australian Cuttlefish, Point Lowly - Paul Macdonald

The Amazing Giant Cuttlefish (Sepia apama)

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When diving in southern Australian waters, there are few creatures more stunningly beautiful AND intelligent than the cephalopods. The entire family has the ability to rapidly change colours to camouflage, court and communicate, and they have the largest brains of any known marine invertebrate group. They exhibit a wide range […]

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

Sex – Cuttlefish Style

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Whyalla’s self-proclamation as the “Cuttle Capital” of Australia is absolutely true, for three months of the year – winter. From May to August, giant cuttles (Sepia apama) migrate from all over (scientists aren’t sure how far) to gather in False Bay, Whyalla and have a three month long sexfest! I […]