Western Blue Groper

Evolutionary biologist Professor Steve Donnellan’s ‘Wild lives of wildlife’

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Several members of the Marine Life Society of South Australia attended a talk hosted by Butterfly Conservation SA last night. The guest speaker was Professor Steve Donnellan from the South Australian Museum’s Evolutionary Biology Unit, who led us on a curious tour through the sexual hardware of a wide range of terrestrial, […]

prints of whales - fleurieu peninsula whale watching photography competition

Opportunity for SA’s whale watchers and underwater photographers

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Winter is an exciting time in South Australia’s inshore waters, and this winter the avid marine life photographer can chase a reward even greater than the satisfaction of capturing a beautiful image of a rare, endemic or iconic species. Not only do the Giant Australian Cuttlefish gather en masse near […]

Southern Right Whale - SA Whale Centre - May 2014

Whale season launch at the SA Museum – May 27, 2014

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The Marine Life Society of South Australia is pleased to announce that we will have a stall at the SA Whale Centre’s official whale season launch event, to be held at the South Australian Museum on May 27th, 2014. Our stall will feature an audio-visual display of South Australian marine […]

Southern Right Whale - SA Whale Centre - May 2014

2014 whale migration season – First sightings in

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The whale watching season is off to an early start in South Australia, with several sightings reported via the SA Whale Centre’s log in recent weeks. From late autumn through to spring, Humpback and Southern Right Whales appear more frequently in nearshore waters as they migrate northwards from the Antarctic to […]

Southern Right Whale - SA Whale Centre - May 2014

Entangled Southern Right whale dies in Head of Bight whale sanctuary

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Author: Sue Gibbs Office for Coast and Marine, National Parks and Wildlife, SA Each winter Southern Right whales migrate north from their sub-Antarctic feeding areas into warmer waters to find mates and to calve. The base of the spectacular cliffs, in the Great Australian Bight Marine Park, South Australia is […]

Spectacled Porpoise

Spectacled Porpoise (Phoecoena dioptrica) at Horseshoe Bay, Port Elliot

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SA Whale Centre News On the evening of Sunday 24th March, the SA Whale Centre received a phone call reporting a dolphin trying to strand itself at Horseshoe Bay, Port Elliot. Les Mc Diarmid and NPWS Ranger John Bracken attended and realised it was actually a small unidentified toothed whale. […]

Whale Rescue Group workshop in Port Adelaide hits the news

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Last month I was one of more than 100 volunteers who attended one of three Whale Stranding Workshops held by the Australian Dolphin Research Foundation. Mike Bossley was in charge of the workshop and the speaker was Sheryl Gibney from NZ’s Project Jonah. We saw slides, watched videos and took […]