Saturday, November 26, 2011
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Could any one please let us know if they have noticed any new or unusual species?
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Saturday, September 10, 2011
According to the Channel 9 Brenton Ragless Almanac for 2011, Adelaide’s weather in September is “On average . . . (the) windiest month. . . . Conditions are generally cool to mild, though a few warm days are experienced.” The maximum is above 22° C on the 6 warmest days and the minimum below 7°C on the 6 coldest nights. On average, frost occurs on 1 day. Winds on ½ of days exceed 15km/h at 9am & 18km/h at 3pm. Main directions are N at 9am & SW at 3pm as sea breezes begin to re-occur.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Congratulations to Professor Bronwyn Gillanders. She was one of six ladies recently awarded $15,000 State Government scholarships. Science Minister Jay Weatherill presented the ladies with their scholarship awards at the Women In Science Symposium on 22nd August at the RiAus Science Exchange.
The Second Valley jetty will be closed for repairs until 30/10. Further damage had occurred to the jetty during a storm on 20th June, resulting with the jetty requiring extensive repairs. The earlier work being done on the jetty was suspended until 5th September due to risks associated with weather during July and August. Works recommenced on 5th September and they were estimated to continue until the end of October, including reinstating the stairs. The jetty was to be reclosed to the public during these works. It will be good to have the jetty fully repaired and have stairs available once more. An article about the jetty and stairs can be found at http://www.mlssa.asn.au/cgi-bin/Newsletters.cgi?year=2011&nl=MLSSA_NL_384_August_2011.htm .
Sunday, August 21, 2011
http://www.causes.com/causes/629861-save-a-species-whyalla-cuttlefish. Please join the cause & become involved. There are links to videos, photos and a petition.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
According to the Channel 9 Brenton Ragless Almanac for 2011, Adelaide’s weather in July is “On average . . . the coldest … of the year. . . Significant showers are common. The maximum is above 17° C on the 6 warmest days and the minimum below 5°C on the 6 coldest nights. On average, frost occurs on 3 nights. Winds on ½ of days exceed 12km/h at 9am & 16km/h at 3pm. Main directions are N-NE at 9am & SW to NW at 3pm”.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
On 30th May, up to 4 waterspouts were seen near Avoca Beach, on NSW's central coast. Visit
http://www.nowpublic.com/environment/australia-waterspout-videos-storms-nsw-coast-2795735.html#ixzz1O1VBO1ss for details. Dive industry veteran Les Graham was in a boat at the site of the ex-HMAS Adelaide when 2 waterspouts could be seen approaching them. Divers that were in the water at the time were quickly retrieved. The group was able to film the 2 waterspouts and footage was featured on our 6pm news service. Les was interviewed by the TV channel. It was good to see him on TV. The boat apparently went further out to sea, where the 2 waterspouts could be watched from a distance.
The decommissioned frigate, the ex-HMAS Adelaide was sunk off Avoca Beach on the New South Wales Central Coast to become a dive wreck on 13th April. More than 10,000 spectators watched the sinking of the Adelaide. It took 2 minutes for her to sink after 16 separate explosive devices were detonated.
A good photo can be seen at http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/buoys-removed-from-hmas-adelaide-site/story-e6freuy9-1226059476081 .
Early photos of divers visiting the wreck, taken by Robb Westerdyk, can be seen athttp://www.news.com.au/pictures/gallery-e6frflv9-1226040842380 . Within 1 month of the Adelaide’s scuttling, 2 navigational buoys had been sabotaged at the site. The police said that the offenders removed the buoys sometime between May 1 and May 13. Read more at http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/buoys-removed-from-hmas-adelaide-site/story-e6frfku0-1226059460977#ixzz1O1KajQQg. According to the web page found at http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/ipad/its-just-a-dive-but-shipwreck-worth-78/story-fn6bqvxz-1226050147723 , “Divers will pay a minimum of $78 for a look at the wreck of the former HMAS Adelaide . . . . Divers with their own boat and gear will pay $18 per head and a $60 mooring fee. Commercial operators are expected to charge $80 for divers with gear or $140 for those requiring equipment. . . All divers must make a booking with accredited dive operators or Central Coast Tourism to obtain a permit.”