Sunday 19 November 2017: Free community forum:
The Wonderful world of sharks and rays and
why they need our help
Sunday 19 November 2017
Henley Sailing Club
Cnr Seaview Rd and Burbridge Rd, West Beach
2pm – 5pm
RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org by 15 November 2017
With guest speakers
Janine Baker (FoGSV) to talk about the diversity of SA species, their habitats and the threats they face.
Dr Charlie Huveneers (Flinders University) Extinction risk of sharks and rays.
PT Hirschfield (Pink Tank Scuba) to talk about Project Banjo (the very successful project run for Port Phillip Bay).
James Brook (Conservation Council SA) providing an update on the progress in relation to improving protection in SA.
Keith Rowling (PIRSA) Shark and Ray management in SA.
Followed by QA Panel
15 Aug 2017: August storms churn up waters in
Gulf St Vincent
Recent Secchi readings have shown the damage caused from severe weather on our coastal waters. Many recent Secchi depth recordings along the metropolitan coast have been well below 1m. Given that it is only believed to be safe to swim in water where you can see your toes when in chest-high water, these secchi readings are concerning. While few will be venturing out in this storm weather, spare a thought for our seagrass and other marine life that don’t have a choice.
If we are to bring the “blue line” (where the seagrass starts) closer to shore, we will first have to get rid of the “brown line” of turbid waters that enter the gulf every time there is a storm.
Managing stormwater quality is the key.