More Senator Fish Behaviour

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More Senator Fish Behaviour by Steve Reynolds In my report Recent Return to Rapid I wrote about how I came across a male senator wrasse just laying ahead of me. I didn’t know what the senator wrasse was doing so intently. At the time, I thought that perhaps it was […]

Our Recent Encounter with Longnose Fur Seals, Arctocephalus forsteri

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David Muirhead spotted a few longnose fur seals, Arctocephalus forsteri, prior to our recent snorkel at Snapper Point at Aldinga Beach. The seals were still swimming just off of the reef platform as we made our way out to the reef edge. David preparing to snorkel David took a few […]

Photos of the Recovery of the Lost Anchors from Matthew Flinders’ Ship HMS Investigator

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A few photos have now (finally) been added to my previous article, The Loss and Recovery of the Anchors from Matthew Flinders’ Ship HMS Investigator. Doug Seton has since provided me with many more photos to add to the story. In order to ensure that everyone has a chance to […]

Waratah anemones, Port Noarlunga, South Australia - Dan Monceaux

New art exhibition celebrates the marine life of Port Noarlunga, South Australia

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River to Reef is an exhibition of new marine-themed artworks by South Australian artists, documentary filmmakers and amateur naturalists, Dan and Emma Monceaux. Presented by Onkaparinga Arts, the ambitious show includes fifty-five new works and can be viewed online, or in-person at the Arts Centre, Port Noarlunga, South Australia. The […]

More About Peculiar Colour Patterns in Fish

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More About Peculiar Colour Patterns in Fish by Steve Reynolds I was happy to see a few good-sized Moonlighters, Tilodon sexfasciatus, swimming beneath the old Rapid Bay jetty during my dive on 5th June 2020. I was also very surprised to see the unusual Moonlighter previously seen by David Muirhead, as […]

Have Animal Sightings Increased During COVID-19?

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Have Animal Sightings Increased During COVID-19? by Steve Reynolds (SDFSA’s SCIENCE STORY for May 2020 – https://sdfsa.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/2020-06-SDFSA-Newsletter.pdf ) It has been suggested that wildlife has been taking the opportunity to fill abandoned spaces during the recent corona virus restrictions. It was observed, for example, that rays, sharks, and dolphins have […]