More on Sea Urchin Barrens and Mini-Barrens

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Further to my articles Sea urchin barrens and mini-barrens and Follow-up re Sea urchin barrens and mini-barrens, when Chris Roberts posted this photo of Red-tipped Urchins, Heliocidaris tuberculata, seen at Little Bay, New South Wales, on iNaturalist, David Muirhead commented, “looks like you have a problem with (urchin) barrens in […]

Tweets About Marine Heatwaves

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Further to previous articles about marine heatwaves, such as UN Report Warns About the Threat of Increased Marine Heatwaves and Surviving a Heat Wave: Your Safety & Strategy Guide, Jessica Benthuysen, “Physical oceanographer at the Australian Institute of Marine Science, Perth” twitter page (@jabenthuysen) often discusses marine heatwaves. On 31st […]

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 […]