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Sep 5

September 5, 2014

White shark by Terry Goss

Thoughts from Adelaide’s second rally against the Western Australian Shark Cull

When I was asked to speak at Adelaide’s 2nd public demonstration in opposition to the Western Australian shark cull, I seized the opportunity. Prior to the first national day of action in January, I had concluded that the Barnett/Buswell ‘catch and kill’ policy was inhumane, unnecessary and unscientific. As an independent researcher, documentary filmmaker and marine conservationist, I was more than happy to share my perspective on the foreshore at Moseley Square, Glenelg with a few hundred ocean-loving South Australians. The…

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Feb 28

February 28, 2004

Magpie Morwong

Testing a Shark Shield while snorkeling at Marino

Having used a scuba-model Shark Shield for many years, I recently had the privilege of testing the new snorkeling version which Mike Wescombe-Down of the Coastal Waters Dive Club kindly loaned me in readiness for the West Coast Blue Groper Survey (See next Newsletter?). I never actually used it on that trip as I only snorkeled in ‘safe’ inshore areas such as gutters, channels and pools largely protected from the open sea, and when photographing on SCUBA in open water…

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Aug 30

August 30, 2002

Leafy Sea Dragon

Tumby Bay Jetty Dive

Jenni and I had a few days R and R at Port Lincoln this week so I took my gear, hoping to get a few dives. The shore/jetty dive prospects and viz at Whyalla, Cowell, Port Neill and Arno Bay varied from poor to “possibly just o.k. but let’s try the next town.” Finally at Tumby Bay, the last town before Port Lincoln, both the viz and the jetty access looked adequate so in I went, complete with a ‘Seachange’…

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