Viewing: Port Noarlunga

Jan 4

January 4, 2015

Black Cowry (Zoila friendii thersites) at Port Noarlunga - Dan Monceaux

Black Cowry (Zoila friendii thersites)

Yesterday, while snorkeling at the Port Noarlunga reef in near perfect conditions I was fortunate enough to encounter a South Australian endemic gastropod mollusk, the Black Cowry (Zoila friendii thersites). The animal I sighted was perched quite conspicuously on a large yellow/orange sponge in about three metres of water. I later discovered that a photograph taken by Greg Adams of one in the midst of laying eggs (also taken at Port Noarlunga) was published in October 2014 by ABC news. I was first made…

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Nov 26

November 26, 2014

sand sea obscenity art exhibition header

‘Sand, Sea & Obscenity’ art exhibition shines light on local marine conservation issues

A new exhibition of South Australian marine conservation themed artworks will be officially opened in Port Noarlunga on Thursday night, November 27. The show is organised by two local not-for-profit organisations: Save Our Gulfs Coalition and the Marine Life Society of South Australia. It is being held at The Arts Centre, 22 Gawler St. Around 40 artists have produced work in response to the exhibition’s theme: ‘Sand, sea and obscenity.’ Their work interprets both the beauty of South Australia’s gulfs…

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Apr 30

April 30, 1998

European fan worm

Sabellid Worm Discovered at Port Noarlunga

Mary Anne Stacy of the Port Noarlunga Aquatics Centre recently discovered an unusual fan worm on a pylon of the Port Noarlunga Jetty. Suspecting it to be a Sabella worm (a species introduced from European waters in ships’ ballast) Mary Anne organised for it to be identified. Her fears proved to be correct. This is especially disturbing as although this highly competitive worm is particularly abundant in the Port River area, they were not thought to have spread further south…

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