Alan Paskett - Sepia apama, Black Point, 3-4m June 2014

Cuttlefish in the media

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I read our last MLSSA Journal (No.11) with great interest and enjoyed all of the articles including the one by Alex Gaut about cuttles. I managed to check out the ‘Cuttlefish Capital’ website and was very impressed with the webpage. The cuttlefish at Whyalla featured on Channel 7’s “Discover” program […]

Giant Australian Cuttlefish, Point Lowly - Paul Macdonald

The Amazing Giant Cuttlefish (Sepia apama)

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When diving in southern Australian waters, there are few creatures more stunningly beautiful AND intelligent than the cephalopods. The entire family has the ability to rapidly change colours to camouflage, court and communicate, and they have the largest brains of any known marine invertebrate group. They exhibit a wide range […]

Alan Paskett - Sepia apama, Black Point, 3-4m June 2014

Sex – Cuttlefish Style

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Whyalla’s self-proclamation as the “Cuttle Capital” of Australia is absolutely true, for three months of the year – winter. From May to August, giant cuttles (Sepia apama) migrate from all over (scientists aren’t sure how far) to gather in False Bay, Whyalla and have a three month long sexfest! I […]

Giant Australian Cuttlefish, Point Lowly - Paul Macdonald

Update On Giant Australian Cuttlefish Protection 1998

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In my “News in Brief” report in our May 1998 Newsletter I stated that the Whyalla Sports Diving Club was trying to protect cuttlefish breeding grounds. A report in The Advertiser later reported a group of people taking more than 230kg of cuttlefish from a closed area near Point Lowly. […]

Alan Paskett - Sepia apama, Black Point, 3-4m June 2014

Cuttlefish closure and new recreational fishing regulations 1998

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The following notice was recently received from PIRSA (Primary Industries and Resources SA) dated 22nd May 1998: “The Government, on advice from the Minister for Primary Industries, Natural Resources and Regional Development, has reviewed the management arrangements introduced for the cuttlefish fishery on 25th February 1998. Recreational bag/boat limits have now been […]