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Jul 30

July 30, 2014

May 13

May 13, 2014

Southern Right Whale - SA Whale Centre - May 2014

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

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 life, and a sneak-preview of a very special new computer game two of our members have designed to help engage children with our local marine environment and some of its iconic…

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May 8

May 8, 2014

Southern Right Whale - SA Whale Centre - May 2014

2014 whale migration season – First sightings in

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 calve and rear their young. The first Southern Right whale sightings of 2014 were reported on April 22 from Remarkable Rocks/Admiral’s Arch on Kangaroo Island, where a single animal was observed breaching…

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Dec 7

December 7, 2001

Southern Right Whale - SA Whale Centre - May 2014

Entangled Southern Right whale dies in Head of Bight whale sanctuary

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 one location where many of these great whales gather. The 2001 winter was no exception with more than 120 sighted since the first arrivals in May. On 2 July a…

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Jul 30

July 30, 1997

Spectacled Porpoise

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

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. Les and John monitored the whales activities, watching as it repeatedly swam in close to shore. When they entered the water, the whale approached and circled them, then swam straight…

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Apr 30

April 30, 1997

Whale Rescue Group workshop in Port Adelaide hits the news

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 notes of Sheryl’s talk. After a lunch break we went to Snowden’s Beach on the banks of the Port River. Here we practised raising an inflatable Pilot Whale onto inflatable…

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