Friday, January 20, 2012

Adelaide's weather in February

According to the Channel 9 Brenton Ragless Almanac for 2012, February’s weather (in Adelaide) is “the hottest and driest month of the year.” The maximum exceeds 35° C on the 6 hottest days” Winds on ½ of days exceed 12km/h at 9am & 16km/h at 3pm. The afternoon sea breeze is from the SW.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Underwater trail at Second Valley

The latest issue of the MLSSA Journal can be found at . It includes several articles of mine about Second Valley jetty and the 'underwater trail' to be found there.


Flinders University PhD student Shea Cameron is conducting a settlement monitoring project. He has set experiments up at Rapid Bay, Second Valley, Edithburgh and Wool Bay jetties. Some photos can be seen at


SDFSA member clubs have decided to get-together once more in 2012 for a dive & BBQ. The get-together will be located at Rapid Bay on 26th February (with back-up dates of 11/3 & 18/3). There will be an a.m. dive followed by a p.m. BBQ and 3 competitive events. The tides are apparently good for diving that morning (26/2). Dives can be made by boat or at the 2 jetties. The Coastal Waters Dive Club is the reigning champion, having won all 2011 events. The Sea Wolves aim to change all of that in 2012. They are challenging all clubs to take them on. They will also provide a marquee for the day. The SDF is providing prizes and trophies, including the famous ‘Gold Lead’ award, for the events. Clubs are requested to organise one event each on the day. They can choose from volleyball, tug-o-war, 1-flipper race, fin toss and balloon tossing. The SDFSA needs clubs to confirm their participation immediately.


MLSSA has established a Facebook page for its SA Marine Life Calendars at!/pages/SA-Marine-Life-Calendars-by-the-Marine-Life-Society-of-South-Australia/238264916242379 . The Marine Life Society’s 2012 calendars of SA marine life have now almost sold out, partly thanks to the new Facebook page.

'Shark attack' term is misleading

According to, 'shark attack' term is misleading


There is a Facebook cause for Whyalla's cuttlefish. Visit the site
at Please join the cause & become involved. There are links to videos, photos and a petition. Sarah Catalano, a
PhD student from the University of Adelaide, is studying a tiny parasite found in the kidneys of Australian giant cuttlefish from Upper Spencer Gulf. (Source: