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Mar 16

March 16, 2019

Sand Stars in West Lakes

Sand Stars in West Lakes by Steve Reynolds We recently received an enquiry from Jerusha King about starfish in West Lakes, as follows: – “Hello, recently starfish have started appearing on the lakes edge at Semaphore Park. I have lived in the area 6 years and have not observed them until the last month or so. Today spotted twelve in... Read more

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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... Read more

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Jun 26

June 26, 2014

Seastar

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... Read more

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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.... Read more

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