Viewing: The Dredge

Nov 21

November 21, 2014

Common Sawshark & Green Sawfish sightings off Glenelg

Sawfish and sawsharks are very rarely sighted by divers in South Australian waters. Diver Alex Suslin had an exciting encounter with a Common Sawshark, Pristiophorus cirratus at the Glenelg Dredge about 9am on 13th November 2014. He described the event as the first sighting of one he’d made in almost 20 years of diving. Alex estimates that he had dived that site approximately 100 times before. “It was heading towards the Dredge at a great rate of knots, but I couldn’t find it there. It…

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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 aurita Drummer, Silver Kyphosidae Kyphosus sydneyanus Flathead, Dusky Platycephalidae Platycephalus fuscus Flathead, Tassel-snouted Platycephalidae Thysanophrys cirronasus Garfish, SA Hemiramphidae Hyporamphus…

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