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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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Sep 24

September 24, 2014

The carbon footprint of dive tourism – are we loving our oceans to death?

It is with mixed feelings that I frequently see people I know raving about their next dose of international ecotourism, be it diving with whales in Tonga or on tropical reefs in any of our Pacific island neighbours’ waters. On the one hand, I respect my peers enthusiasm for diving, for exploring the natural world and for seeking out intimate experiences... Read more

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May 30

May 30, 1997

Brighton Jetty South Australia - David Muirhead

Brighton Jetty clean-up dive and stormwater sump unveiling

We held our Clean Up Australia Day dive at the new Brighton jetty in March this year. There were strong south-westerlies and the seas were rough. We only had four divers but several other members were keen to assist with the clean up. The four divers entered from the shore and swam to the outer end of the new jetty... Read more

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May 30

May 30, 1997

Urrbrae wetlands 2014

The effect of wetlands as a means of reducing nutrients, sediments and bacteria from stormwater

Last month I read with concern a report of a talk about wetlands which was reported not to have mentioned stormwater. I was at the talk and remember a map of the drainage system for Adelaide being shown but I guess, like the speaker, I assumed that WETLANDS ARE ALL ABOUT STORMWATER. Wetlands have a threefold function. They remove 80-90%... Read more

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