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Dec 30

December 30, 2000

Giant Australian Cuttlefish, Point Lowly - Paul Macdonald

The Amazing Giant Cuttlefish (Sepia apama)

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 of behaviours that indicate intelligence including learning and curiosity, and... Read more

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Jul 6

July 6, 2000

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

Sex – Cuttlefish Style

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 went to Whyalla with eleven other divers to experience this... Read more

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Sep 30

September 30, 1998

Giant Australian Cuttlefish, Point Lowly - Paul Macdonald

Update On Giant Australian Cuttlefish Protection 1998

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. Another report in The Advertiser then said that huge numbers... Read more

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Jul 1

July 1, 1998

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

Cuttlefish closure and new recreational fishing regulations 1998

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 introduced for cuttlefish throughout South Australia. These measures now include... Read more

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Nov 30

November 30, 1997

Giant Australian Cuttlefish

Dead cuttlefish ashore at Port Rickaby

In mid September this year, my wife and I went for a drive down to Port Rickaby. We then went for a walk along the beach. To our astonishment we came across hundreds of dead cuttlefish washed up on the beach with many more still in the surfline. My first thought was that these creatures had been caught on the... Read more

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