Viewing: Southern Right Whale

Nov 11

November 11, 2015

Southern Right Whale - SA Whale Centre - May 2014

Dan Monceaux’s submission in response to Oceanic Victor’s EPBC Act referral

Oceanic Victor Pty Ltd/Tourism and Recreation/waters off Encounter Bay, 600m SE Victor Harbour/South Australia/Oceanic Victor Viewing Platform Proposal, SA Referral: 2015/7592 I would like to begin my personal submission by pointing out that this proposal by Oceanic Victor is the first time that any sea-cage aquaculture related operation in South Australia has ever been referred to the EPBC Act. Let me firstly commend the proponents for acknowledging the importance of EPBC referral, given the variety of sensitive receptors present in…

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Aug 7

August 7, 2015

Southern Bluefin Tuna (Carl Charter)

Dan Monceaux’s submission in response to Oceanic Victor proposal

DISCLAIMER: The views expressed below are the personal views of the author. To PIRSA Aquaculture, Please find attached my submission in response to Oceanic Victor‘s pilot lease application to establish a sea cage aquaculture tourism operation near Granite Island in Encounter Bay, South Australia. I am linking a number of additional files to support the presence of protected species in the vicinity of the project site. PUBLIC SKEPTICISM Members of the public have expressed concern that given the common business interests of…

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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 day, and Steven made the point very clearly that the purpose of sex is to reproduce, and so long as…

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May 8

May 8, 2014

Southern Right Whale - SA Whale Centre - May 2014

2014 whale migration season – First sightings in

The whale watching season is off to an early start in South Australia, with several sightings reported via the SA Whale Centre’s log in recent weeks. From late autumn through to spring, Humpback and Southern Right Whales appear more frequently in nearshore waters as they migrate northwards from the Antarctic to calve and rear their young. The first Southern Right whale sightings of 2014 were reported on April 22 from Remarkable Rocks/Admiral’s Arch on Kangaroo Island, where a single animal was observed breaching…

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