Have Animal Sightings Increased During COVID-19?

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Have Animal Sightings Increased During COVID-19? by Steve Reynolds (SDFSA’s SCIENCE STORY for May 2020 – https://sdfsa.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/2020-06-SDFSA-Newsletter.pdf ) It has been suggested that wildlife has been taking the opportunity to fill abandoned spaces during the recent corona virus restrictions. It was observed, for example, that rays, sharks, and dolphins have […]

Scientists’ plan to replenish marine life by 2050

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(As published in the May 2020 newsletter of the Scuba Divers Federation of South Australia) UN Sustainable Development Goal number 14 aims to “conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development”. Scientists have now put a 30-year plan together to achieve that aim. These scientists […]

UN Report Warns About the Threat of Increased Marine Heatwaves

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UN REPORT WARNS ABOUT THE THREAT OF INCREASED MARINE HEATWAVES by Steve Reynolds The December issue of the SDFSA’s newsletter reported that scientists were warning that marine heatwaves were threatening the oyster industry and affecting the Great Barrier Reef (Marine Heatwaves Threatening Oyster Industry and Affecting Great Barrier Reef, Scientists […]

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, […]

Work begins on the Port Adelaide Anchor Trail

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The Marine Life Society of South Australia is pleased to announce that research and development on the Port Adelaide Anchor Trail is officially underway. The project was conceived in early 2019 by Society president Steve Reynolds, who has a life-long interest in the maritime history of South Australia. Steve first […]

The study of fish cleaning behaviour in South Australian waters

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Several papers and publications either authored, co-authored or edited by our Patron, Dr Scoresby Shepherd, detailed his early work regarding the study of fish cleaning behaviour in South Australian waters. These include:- “Paradise is Underwater – Memoir of a marine biologist” (2016) by Dr Scoresby A. Shepherd AO (p.261). “Ecology […]

Congolli (Pseudaphritis urvillii) discovered in five freshwater rivers across Kangaroo Island

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Environment Minister Ian Hunter issued a Press Release on 5th December 2017 concerning the recent discovery of 27 congolli in 5 rivers on KI. It announced that a fish species known as congolli had been discovered in freshwater rivers across Kangaroo Island for the first time. The presence of congolli […]