Viewing: Upper Spencer Gulf

May 9

May 9, 2014

Western Shovelnosed Ray MLSSA Dan Monceaux

Species list: Sharks, rays and skates of Upper Spencer Gulf

A variety of elasmobranchs can be found in the waters of Upper Spencer Gulf in South Australia. In 2008, the Olympic Dam Expansion EIS was published. The document housed the following data in Appendix O2. Sighting records had been aggregated from a variety of sources. These records have been represented here, in anticipation of the first Whyalla Underwater Shootout in June 2014. COMMON NAME FAMILY GENUS SPECIES SOURCE Angelshark, Australian Squatinidae Squatina australis 2, 6 Catshark, Gulf Scyliorhinidae Asymbolus vincenti 2, 6…

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Dec 1

December 1, 1992

Western Talma MLSSA

Species list: Bony fishes of Upper Spencer Gulf

Below is a list of fish species sighted by Society member Ian Healy in the Upper Spencer Gulf region prior to 1992. COMMON NAME FAMILY GENUS SPECIES Boarfish, Long-snouted Pentacerotidae Pentaceropsis recurvirostris Cardinal, Southern Apogonidae Vincentia conspersa Coral Fish Chaetodontidae Chelmonops truncatus Cowfish, Shaw’s Ostraciidae Aracana aurita Cowfish, Ornate Ostraciidae Aracana ornata Drummer, Silver Kyphosidae Kyphosus sydneyanus Flathead Platycephalidae Platycephalus Garfish Hemiramphidae Hyporamphus Globe Fish Diodontidae Diodon nicthemerus Goatfish, Blue-spotted Mullidae Upeneicthys vlamingii Goby Gobiidae Grubfish, Wavy Mugiloididae Parapercis haackei Gurnard…

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Dec 1

December 1, 1992

Port Bonython & Santos refinery 2011 Dan Monceaux

The occurrence of chemical and oil spills in Upper Spencer Gulf in 1992

The waters of upper Spencer Gulf were subjected to two major spills during 1992. Marine life in the area was threatened as a result of both spills. The first spill occurred on the 7th of July 1992 when about 350 kilograms of chlorine leaked from a pipe at the Thomas Playford power station. This chemical spill killed fish in the area. Thousands of fish were reported to have been killed but an ETSA report only acknowledged the death of “at…

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