Viewing: Sharks & Rays

Dec 4

December 4, 2014

White shark by Terry Goss

Seen a shark in SA waters? Report it for safety and science

When I discuss sharks with divers or snorkellers, they tend to agree that shark sightings of any species are a rarity in SA- at least off metropolitan beaches and at popular dive sites. In something of an anomaly, a single Great White Shark (whether it was the same individual on both occasions is unknown) was encountered by divers twice this... Read more

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Nov 30

November 30, 2014

Buried Shovelnosed ray, Glenelg by Dan Monceaux MLSSA

Nocturnal observations around Glenelg marina and jetty

While this weekend’s scorching hot temperatures kept my wife and I out of the sun for the most part, we couldn’t resist making a late night beach walk down at Glenelg. While the habitats there are highly modified due to breakwater and marina construction, dune removal for coastal development plus stormwater, Patawalonga and treated wastewater inflows, there remains an abundance... Read more

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Nov 21

November 21, 2014

White shark by Terry Goss

Great white shark sightings at the Glenelg tyre reef in 2014

A pair of divers from the Adelaide University Scuba Club came face to face with a White pointer shark while diving at the Glenelg tyre reef in South Australia on 9th November. Although the shark came a little too close for comfort for Jan Busch and Mark Sutcliffe, Jan was at least able to take a few photographs of it. Details... Read more

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Nov 21

November 21, 2014

Common Sawshark & Green Sawfish sightings off Glenelg

Sawfish and sawsharks are very rarely sighted by divers in South Australian waters. Diver Alex Suslin had an exciting encounter with a Common Sawshark, Pristiophorus cirratus at the Glenelg Dredge about 9am on 13th November 2014. He described the event as the first sighting of one he’d made in almost 20 years of diving. Alex estimates that he had dived that site approximately 100 times... Read more

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Nov 6

November 6, 2014

Catsharks and Blind Sharks

Allan Horsfall found a small shark during our dive together at Second Valley on 6th September 2014. We had entered the water in the second bay to the left of the jetty. I was ahead of Allan as I proceeded to head out along the rocky headland there. When I looked back to check on Allan’s progress, he was calling... Read more

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Oct 15

October 15, 2014

Sea Shepherd 'The Shark Cull' documentary film

‘The Shark Cull’ documentary film screening in Adelaide, October 26

A Sea Shepherd documentary film about the Western Australian shark cull is having it’s Adelaide premiere on October 26, 2014. The film exposes the brutal cruelty of the controversial program that took place off the WA Coastline last summer. It features never before seen footage & exclusive interviews with Sharon Burden (mother of Kyle Burden, tragically taken in 2011 by a... Read more

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Sep 5

September 5, 2014

White shark by Terry Goss

Thoughts from Adelaide’s second rally against the Western Australian Shark Cull

When I was asked to speak at Adelaide’s 2nd public demonstration in opposition to the Western Australian shark cull, I seized the opportunity. Prior to the first national day of action in January, I had concluded that the Barnett/Buswell ‘catch and kill’ policy was inhumane, unnecessary and unscientific. As an independent researcher, documentary filmmaker and marine conservationist, I was more than... Read more

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Sep 1

September 1, 2014

Aug 2

August 2, 2014

Numbfish Find

I wrote an article about sighting a Numbfish, Hypnos monopterygium, at Semaphore Beach in our November 1991 newsletter (No.172). At the end of my article, I stated that I intended to write an article giving more details about the Numbfish for a future Newsletter. I’m not sure just what I had in mind, but I don’t believe that the proposed... Read more

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May 23

May 23, 2014