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Nov 7

November 7, 2018

Living the Dream about the Seagrass Lady

“Living the Dream about the Seagrass Lady” by Steve Reynolds During the 1980s, I was given a copy of a Reader’s Digest article about a “Seagrass Lady” called Anitra Thorhaug who was pioneering transplanting of seagrass to restore degraded habitat. Her work was something that I aspired to back then. Now, 30 years later, I am ‘living the dream’ and... Read more

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Apr 9

April 9, 2017

Rhodoliths

As divers, we see all different kinds of marine algae underwater, but identifying the species can be tricky for most of us. There are greens, browns, reds and even blue-greens. Then there are Dinoflagellates (Division Dinophyta) and different seagrasses (Angiosperms). Algae at Rapid Bay jetty March 2017 (Taken by Steve Reynolds) Green algae belong to the Division Chlorophyta. Brown algae... Read more

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Mar 18

March 18, 2017

Jessie Hussey’s contribution to the knowledge of SA’s marine flora

According to the web page found at http://know.ourplants.org/news/jessey-hussey-inspires-school-teachers/  Jessie Hussey made a “significant and pioneering contribution to the knowledge of South Australia’s terrestrial and marine flora during the 1890s. She became a respected collaborator of many leading national and international botanists and phycologists”. According to the web page found at http://www.cpbr.gov.au/biography/hussey-jessie.html , Jessie Hussey was recruited by Baron Ferdinand von... Read more

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Aug 27

August 27, 2015

South Australia’s four native Blue Devil species

David Muirhead says that South Australia actually has four native blue devil species! He says that these are: – #1:Paraplesiops meleagris : Southern Blue Devil #2:Paraplesiops alisonae : Alison’s Blue Devil #3:Eryngium rostratum : Blue devil #4:Eryngium vesiculosum : Prostrate Blue devil (aka Prickfoot) David adds, “Actually SA has 5-6 native species of blue devil, but I’ve not listed Eryngium... Read more

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