Habitat loss, habitat degradation and the Port River dolphins

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I see similarities between the recent and seemingly quite rapidly escalating decline in Port River dolphin numbers and the continuing extinction trend in the bushland birds of Adelaide and the Mount Lofty Ranges. Ornithologists have been saying for decades that the many smaller, specialised birds (such as robins, flycatchers, tree-creepers […]

Review Needed For The Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary Act

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On 15th November, I attended a community forum held by the Australian Marine Wildlife Research & Rescue Organisation Inc. (AMWRRO) to discuss recent (& ongoing) dolphin deaths in the Port River. I was pleased to be able to ‘get the ball rolling’ at the forum by detailing what the Marine […]

More on the Tailwalking Port River Bottlenose Dolphins

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More on the Tailwalking Port River Bottlenose Dolphins by Steve Reynolds After reading my recent article about Adelaide’s Marineland Dolphins,  ‎Dan Monceaux made the following comment: – “According to Mike Bossley of WDC (Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society), at least one of the Marineland dolphins was released into the wild […]

Bottlenosed dolphin at the surface MLSSA

List of dolphin watching, conservation and advocacy groups on Facebook in South Australia

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Among South Australia’s most beloved marine species are the bottlenosed dolphins, Tursiops sp. Dolphins which forage, feed and rear their young in inshore environments like Tursiops are vulnerable to various threats in the marine environment. These include the possibility of being struck by a boat, personal water craft or propeller, […]

Southern Right Whale - SA Whale Centre - May 2014

Eleven southern right whales reported today in Encounter Bay area

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The South Australian Whale Centre, located in Victor Harbor, sends out daily email updates to subscribers advising them on developments as the inshore whale-watching season progresses. Sighting numbers have been creeping upwards in recent weeks, and this morning an impressive tally of eleven whales was reported. The centre reported the […]

Osedax worms feature in episode 2 of David Attenborough’s “Blue Planet II”

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Osedax worms feature in episode 2 of David Attenborough’s “Blue Planet II”. The program was shown on Channel 9 TV recently. I was able to watch it on my PC a week later. Episode 2 of Blue Planet II can be found at https://www.9now.com.au/blue-planet-ii/2018/episode-2 . A ‘whale fall’ is shown […]

My Cetacean Sighting at Carrickalinga

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In the afternoon of 3rd October, I saw a pair of (what I STRONGLY suspect were) some sort of pygmy or dwarf cetacean, species indeterminate. I saw them from the lookout at Carrickalinga’s Roma Mitchell Reserve. They were quite close to shore and moving rapidly north towards Myponga Beach.  Both […]

Osedax Worms Update 2

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Osedax worms have been found in Australian waters for the first time. Osedax worms are ‘whale’ worms, worms that feed on the bones of dead whales. They were recently found burrowed deep inside the bones of a pilot whale hauled up from a deep-sea abyss off Byron Bay, New South […]

Southern Right Whale - SA Whale Centre - May 2014

Dan Monceaux’s submission in response to Oceanic Victor’s EPBC Act referral

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Oceanic Victor Pty Ltd/Tourism and Recreation/waters off Encounter Bay, 600m SE Victor Harbour/South Australia/Oceanic Victor Viewing Platform Proposal, SA Referral: 2015/7592 I would like to begin my personal submission by pointing out that this proposal by Oceanic Victor is the first time that any sea-cage aquaculture related operation in South […]