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Aug 6

August 6, 2014

Western Blue Groper

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

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, avian and marine species. Diversity was the order of the... Read more

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Jul 9

July 9, 2014

Uncommon Smooth Crassatella (Giant Cockle) found at Brighton, SA

On 3rd July 2014, Society member David Muirhead found a single half of a ‘Giant Cockle’ valve (105mm max diameter) in a sand dune cutaway at Brighton beach, South Australia. David took a series of photographs of the specimen, including the following images: – The half valve with brown adductor scars   According to David, the ‘Giant Cockle’, Eucrassatella donacina,... Read more

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Apr 6

April 6, 2004

Althorpe Islands Google Earth 2012

The Althorpe Islands Group Visit, 2004

On 29th Feb. 2004, the second of what is now an annual expedition to explore a South Australian island group, began with great excitement at the Althorpes island group. The last trip was to the Nuyts group and next year it will be the Investigator/Sir Joseph Banks group. The Althorpes are approximately 8 km SW of Innes National Park and can... Read more

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