The Adelaide Boat Show is being held at the Adelaide Showground pavilions at Wayville from Thursday 21/6 at 10am. The latest news about proposed marine parks and sanctuary zones will be available at the DENR stand at the Boat Show. There will also be diving displays.
The latest news about proposed marine parks and sanctuary zones will be
available at the DENR stand at this week’s Adelaide Boat Show. There will also be diving displays. The Boat Show is being held at the Adelaide Showground pavilions at
Wayville from Thursday 10am.
There is a Facebook Cause page called "Save A Species - Whyalla Cuttlefish" which can be seen at http://www.causes.com/causes/629861-save-a-species-whyalla-cuttlefish . Please visit the site and add your name in support of our diminishing numbers of cuttlefish at Whyalla.
Carol Faulkner has been busy drawing attention to the plight of cuttlefish. The Sunday Mail of 17th June published this letter from her: "We are well into what would normally be the breeding season of the giant Australian cuttlefish in the upper Spencer Gulf region, but local experts report that cuttlefish numbers are down by around 90% - even worse than last year's destruction. This could mean the end of the breeding colony and indeed the species, as the cuttlefish only live long enough to breed once. This is an ecological disaster of global significance, and our Government may well be in breach of the international Convention on Biological Diversity for failing to act when last year's dramatic drop in numbers signalled a threat to survival of the species. Too many questions remain unanswered. What caused the disappearance? Could BHP Billiton's toxicity testing have had an impact? What emergency action is being taken to save the species from extinction? Unless Fisheries Minister Michael O'Brien is himself counting cuttlefish off the Point Lowly Peninsula, a response is expected, pronto."
According to the Channel 9 Brenton Ragless Almanac for 2012,
Adelaide’s weather for July is, on average, the coldest month of the year
(5-17). Significant showers are common in July. “Wind speeds on ½ of the days
exceed 12km/h at 9am & 16km/h at 3pm . . .Main directions are N to NE at
9am & SW to NW at 3pm”.
Steve featured on ABC TV's 7pm news on 16th June 2012, talking about shark shields. (He had already been heard on ABC Radio previously.) It can be seen on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAwLsR5Yt0I
A scuba diver & President for the Marine Life Society of SA. Involved with the Scuba Divers Federation of SA since the mid-1980s. The Federation's Secretary since 2000. A Reef Life Survey diver. A founder of Dragon Search. Australian scuba diving rep for Redmap.