Viewing: shipwrecks

Oct 9

October 9, 2016

The Exposed Remains of the Original Port Willunga jetty & the Wreck of the Ida

The Star of Greece Café is close to a shipwreck, and it’s not the wreck of the Star of Greece! The wreck of the Ida is down on the beach below the café. The wreck isn’t always visible as she is usually buried in the sand on the beach. She is said to have been “driven ashore about 100 yards... Read more

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Apr 30

April 30, 2009

Giant Australian Cuttlefish

Diving in Port Lincoln (and more on cuttlefish attacks)

(As told to Steve Reynolds by Phil Porter) Phil Porter from Port Lincoln recently became a new MLSSA member. Phil said that he has been diving in the Port Lincoln area for many years. He did a FAUI scuba course in 1981, and has been into photography since that time. “My main interest has always been the incredible local marine... Read more

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Apr 30

April 30, 1997

Port Moorowie ca1916 State Library of SA B12702

Port Moorowie Jetty

In May 1980, Peter Gilbert took me out in his rubber duck for a dive at Broken Bottom. When we arrived at the site I was embarrassed to find that I had left all of my three face masks in my car at the Glenelg ramp. We had to return to the shore to pick one of them up. Eight... Read more

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Mar 1

March 1, 1997

Old Wives

Fish species seen on Dredge and Barge wrecks off Glenelg (1988-1996)

Below is a list of fish species sighted by Society member David Muirhead on the Dredge and Barge wrecks off of Glenelg between 1988 and 1996. COMMON NAME FAMILY GENUS SPECIES Boarfish, Brown-spotted Pentacerotidae Paristiopterus gallipavo Boarfish, Long-snouted Pentacerotidae Pentaceropsis recurvirostris Bullseye, Common Pempheridae Liopempheris multiradiata Catfish, Estuary Plotosidae Cnidoglanis macrocephalus Coral Fish Chaetodontidae Chelmonops truncatus Cowfish, Shaw’s Ostraciidae Aracana... Read more

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