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Oct 16

October 16, 2018

Elysia expansa, Fletcher's Dock 2018

The Port River – over 100 marine and coastal species and counting

I was first inspired to pay more attention to this often overlooked ecosystem by the discovery of the upside-down jellyfish, Cassiopea sp. there in 2016 by MLSSA president and area resident, Steve Reynolds. My personal explorations soon followed, beginning at Garden Island. There, a snorkeller can easily step into the water and explore several contrasting habitats within tens of metres:... Read more

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Dec 13

December 13, 2016

The Upside-down Jellyfish, Cassiopea ndrosia

The last thing that I expected to be doing on the first days of my recent retirement from work was studying jellyfish, but that’s exactly what happened! That’s just the way that things go sometimes. It all started over the Queen’s Birthday holiday long weekend last June though, as far as I can determine. That was the weekend that I... Read more

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Feb 1

February 1, 1997

European fan worm

The European Featherduster Worm (Sabella spallanzani)

South Australian divers may have heard a little bit about the introduction of exotic species into Australian waters. It is said to be an increasing problem but we do not see much evidence of it in SA waters. Fortunately, we have not yet seen anything of the large Northern Pacific Seastar which is decimating Tasmania’s marine life. There is, however,... Read more

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