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Sep 10

September 10, 2015

Wade Doak “Encounters with Whales & Dolphins”

(Photo taken by Steve Reynolds) New Zealander Wade Doak gave a public lecture titled “Encounters” at Adelaide High School in early 1989. Wade is the author of several books. He has now written some 19 books about the sea. Back in 1989, “Encounters with Whales & Dolphins” was his latest book, hence the title of his talk (Encounters). The lecture was held in a darkened theatre and I was unable to make many notes about the lecture. I published a…

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Aug 3

August 3, 2014

prints of whales - fleurieu peninsula whale watching photography competition

Opportunity for SA’s whale watchers and underwater photographers

Winter is an exciting time in South Australia’s inshore waters, and this winter the avid marine life photographer can chase a reward even greater than the satisfaction of capturing a beautiful image of a rare, endemic or iconic species. Not only do the Giant Australian Cuttlefish gather en masse near Point Lowly in Upper Spencer Gulf in a mere 3-6 metres of water, but some true giants also make their way to our shores from Antarctica this time of year. I’m…

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May 13

May 13, 2014

Southern Right Whale - SA Whale Centre - May 2014

Whale season launch at the SA Museum – May 27, 2014

The Marine Life Society of South Australia is pleased to announce that we will have a stall at the SA Whale Centre’s official whale season launch event, to be held at the South Australian Museum on May 27th, 2014. Our stall will feature an audio-visual display of South Australian marine life, and a sneak-preview of a very special new computer game two of our members have designed to help engage children with our local marine environment and some of its iconic…

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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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Mar 30

March 30, 1997

Southern Right Whale - SA Whale Centre - May 2014

Great Australian Bight Marine Park Management Plan

The Department of Environment & Natural Resources recently sent a copy of a draft of the Great Australian Bight Marine Park (GABMP) Management Plan to the Scuba Divers Federation of SA. The SDFSA asked our Secretary (& SDF Rep), Steve Reynolds to report details of the plan. It is in a draft form to allow the public to comment on it. The closing date for comments on the plan is 24th April, 1997. Comments will be used in the formulation…

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