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A Horror Movie @ Mornington Pier

Is The Northern Pacific Seastar really a problem ? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9V7v7dudIOI


Another Marine Park for NZ

http://www.voxy.co.nz/politics/new-marine-protected-areas-kaikoura/5/184672 Is it ironic that New Zealand is still actively protecting more marine areas through strong partnerships between recreational and commercial fishers, Traditional Owners (Iwi),  tourism, and conservation orgs and managers, while Victoria’s highly protected MPAs (5.3% of coastal waters) are still seen as debatable by some sectors? As someone who has been fortunate to visit this beautiful area it is really pleasing to
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Marine Matters – Issue 17

Dear All, The 17th issue of Marine Matters is now available. It includes: a new look for the IMOS Ocean Portal; Annual planning meeting roundup; IMOS data streams support informed management of the Great Barrier Reef; release of the State of the Climate 2014 report; the Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network; a new Argo animation; making the IPCC headlines; coral ecosystems recovering relatively quickly
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Night Swimming @ Popes Eye

Hi, Just a quick vid at Popes Eye. So many Cowfish out at night I couldn’t even count them! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5CWBlo63fo Hope you are well. feel free to share through your networks. Jarrod Boord Producer / Director of Photography Streamline Media and Communications Group ABN - 33 128 151 191 AUSTRALIA www.streamlinemedia.com.au


Electrical Drop-off day – Saturday 31st May 2014

An item from the useful ReThink Your Rubbish newsletter from the City of Greater Geelong.  This newsletter and other waste and recycling information available at: http://www.geelongaustralia.com.au/council/reports/article/item/8cb96334370b7cf.aspx Free electrical drop off day What do you do with the old toaster or kettle once it’s broken? These items can’t be recycled through your kerbside recycling bin. Often small electrical appliances are put into the garbage bin.
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International Court of Justice Harpoons Whalers

Monday 31 March 2014 The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has welcomed today’s ruling by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) that Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling program breaks international law and must be stopped. AMCS Director Darren Kindleysides, who has played a significant role over the past eight years to advocate international legal action against Japan, also congratulated the Australian Government for challenging Japan in
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Three Amigos @ Point Addis Marine National Park

Not the world’s best image but not often do you get the chance see these three hanging out together, but in Point Addis Marine National Park anything is possible. Click pic to enlarge


Marine Care Ricketts Point NEWSLETTER 28

MCRP Mailer no 28 A bumper issue this time folks, including an inaugural committee report.Regards Ray Raymond V Lewis OAM, President MESAC Inc Convener – Citizen Science.  Marine Care Ricketts Point Inc, PO Box 7365, Beaumaris,  Victoria, 3193


Sharing The Love 2014

Sharing the Love flier Dear Marine Friends, Back in May 2012 many of us got together as a group of marine focused community groups in Barwon Heads for a weekend called “Sharing the Love”. This was an opportunity to share information, make connections,  and make plans to work together. It was a very successful weekend with many strong relationships forged that are still active.
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Leatherback Turtles in Southern Water

Leatherbacks are not seen that often but well recorded in Victorian and Bass Strait waters. These are a species of turtle that have adaptations for surviving in cooler waters than their more tropical cousins. In Feb, a dead Leatherback Turtle was washed up at Waratah Bay in South Gippsland. Attached is a summary of some more info about this extraordinary species. Please note this
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