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May 2

May 2, 2020

Surviving a Heat Wave: Your Safety & Strategy Guide

After reading our post UN report warns about the threat of increased marine heatwaves Martha Chapman from Top Window Fans wrote to us to tell us about her guide for people interested in learning about how they can stay safe during a heat wave (as well as why they should take this subject very seriously). Right now, however, managing heatwaves... Read more

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Apr 20

April 20, 2020

The Nature Education Centre

The Nature Education Centre by Steve Reynolds My wife Noeleen and I recently returned to the Nature Education Centre at Urrbrae at Netherby to deliver several copies of the book “An Octopus’s Garden”.  This book is “An early childhood marine education resource guide for teaching young children 3-8 years old”. This book is associated with our “Jewels of the Sea”... Read more

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Jan 31

January 31, 2020

Dive Magazine Collection in our Society Library

The Marine Life Society of South Australia’s literature collection includes a range of periodicals on the subject of diving. The magazines listed below were donated by Steve Selbach of Elite Dive Academy, Peter Horne, Andrew Hunter, Diving Adelaide, Sam Powrie and Steve Reynolds. The collection is available to access at the Port Environment Centre in Port Adelaide. The following collections... Read more

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Mar 30

March 30, 2019

Port Environment Centre library – Library books provided by the Marine Life Society of SA

“Seahorshorses, Pipefishes and their relatives – a comprehensive guide to Syngnathiformes”, revised edition (Rudie Kuiter) 2003 – mlssa 1054 “The Marine & Freshwater Fishes of South Australia” (Scott, Glover & Southcott) 1980 – mlssa No.1009 “Australian Sea Fishes South of 30 degrees” (Neville Coleman) – mlssa No.1019 “Keeping Seahorses” (Robert Straughan) – mlssa No.1005 “Sharks and other predatory fish of... Read more

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Aug 14

August 14, 2018

SA Rock Lobster Resource Review

I helped Reef Watch & Experiencing Marine Sanctuaries out at this year’s Science Alive! at the Showgrounds. On the Friday morning, I helped out on the EMS stand, alongside Dr Rob Lewis, former Director of Fisheries. I hadn’t had the opportunity to speak to Rob much in recent years, possibly just briefly and occasionally. At least he remembered me alright.... Read more

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Jul 19

July 19, 2018

How relevant is MLSSA?

How relevant is MLSSA? I have been asked, indirectly, to answer that question. Clearly, we can’t dwell on the past. We can only consider the present and look to the future. Our long-running organisation provides a special interest group for SA marine life matters. We hold monthly meetings (Feb to Nov) for like-minded people to attend. We host a popular... Read more

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Nov 28

November 28, 2014

Bottlenosed dolphin at the surface MLSSA

List of marine conservation groups in South Australia

A number of community and environmental groups are actively involved in marine conservation work or advocacy in South Australia. This list is not exhaustive, nor does it assume that listed groups are in any way affiliated with the Marine Life Society of South Australia. If you would like to add a group to this list, please contact us and let us... Read more

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