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Nov 27

November 27, 2016

The Predatory Behaviour of an Eleven-armed Star Fish

During our recent dive at Rapid Bay jetties, I recorded a large eleven-armed star fish attacking an abalone. I have to admit that I set the whole thing up though. I was swimming along the side of the new jetty’s piles when I came across this abalone at the base of a jetty pile. It was attached to a small plate-like rock: – On the other side of the jetty pile was this eleven-armed star fish: – I evilly-decided to…

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Jun 26

June 26, 2014


Help the SA Museum digitise its seastar collection records

The South Australian Museum has just loaded its second crowd-sourcing expedition on the Atlas of Living Australia’s Biodiversity Volunteer Portal – and they’re looking for your help! The Biodiversity Volunteer Portal is an opportunity for volunteers at home to help create database records for the South Australian museum’s specimen collection. The museum has more than 1.5 million specimens in their Marine Invertebrates collection. Getting them all digitised and online will make them more accessible for researchers and the general public, but it’s…

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Oct 7

October 7, 2010

Meridiastra gunnii, Glenelg by Dan Monceaux MLSSA

Changes to Seastar Names

Whilst in Port Lincoln last January, I picked up a book from the Visitor Information Centre there. It was “Shores and Shallows of Coffin Bay – An Identification Guide” by Brian Saunders. I had visited Coffin Bay during my trip to Port Lincoln, including the Coffin Bay National Park. The whole area is beautiful. I thought that “Shores and Shallows. . .” was a good book at a good price ($15) but I was certain that it would make a…

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