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Ricketts Point – Mile Marker Reef

Dave Reinhard’s photos of the dive https://picasaweb.google.com/118038872344502304872/RickettSPointMileMarkerReef31_03_2014 The Six Spined Leatherjacket was about 50cm long, the biggest I’ve seen.  Being surrounded by 100s of Australian Salmon was also a great experience.  To top it off, the water temperature had increased from 19 to 21 degrees.


North Pacific Seastars – Pocket Guide

12782 PV Seastars pocket guide The attached PV guide to ID of one of Victoria’s most serious marine pests the Northern Pacific Seastar may be of interest.  


Whale Watch Coordinator

Dear fellow whale watchers, Just a quick email before the whale season commences to let you know that I will be away on extended leave from 17 April until 21 July. In my absence Amanda Bush will be filling in for me as whale sightings coordinator for DEPI in Barwon South West region and Logans Beach volunteer whale watch project. If you have sightings
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Government offensive against nature conservation

You may be interested in this opinion piece from Bob Debus.- The Saturday Paper Bulldozing the conservation debate – “The structures of nature conservation in Australia, built over more than a generation, are suffering an onslaught that has barely been reported”. http://www.thesaturdaypaper.com.au/opinion/topic/2014/04/12/abbott-governments-offensive-against-nature-conservation/1397224800  


Moonah Morning @ Breamlea

BC Flyer 3May 2014 To fellow lovers of Moonah and all things environmental, Breamlea CoastCare is inviting you to a  ”Moonah Morning”. Please see attached Flyer with details of Speakers and planned activity. We hope to see you here. Breamlea Coastcare  


Nature’s Voice ISSUE 20

Nature’s Voice issue 20


Marine Care Ricketts Point NEWSLETTER 29

MCRP mailer 29 Regards Ray Raymond V Lewis OAM, President MESAC Inc Convener – Citizen Science.  Marine Care Ricketts Point Inc, PO Box 7365, Beaumaris,  Victoria, 3193


Marine & Freshwater Discovery Centre Volunteer Information Session

Volunteer Information Session Date: Saturday 28 June 2014 11am to 1pm Venue: DPI Queenscliff Centre 2A Bellarine Hwy Queenscliff (Melways Map 500 D1). RSVP: Thursday 26 June 2014 to 5258 3344 or to marine.discovery@depi.vic.gov.au This session will provide you with details of our training program, volunteer expectations and duties. Please see attached common questions. For further information about the Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre
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Mapping Plants & Making Pizza Workshop

Dear Members of Barwon Heads Sustainability Group, Barwon Community Arts Garden, Ocean Grove Coastcare and Friends of the Bluff, You are invited to our inaugural Mapping Plants, Making Pizza  workshop on Saturday 24th May from 3-6pm at the Barwon Heads Community Arts Garden. At the Mapping Plants, Making Pizza workshop, apart from enjoying some lovely wood-fired pizza, we will be demonstrating how to use a Habitat Quality Assessment Tool to measure the
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WILD MELBOURNE BLOG (Mud Island)

Hi All, Back in February a group of community volunteers visited Mud Islands in the Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park to take part in some marine monitoring, as a part of the Two Bays program in Port Phillip. Cathy Cavallo’s linked Wild Melbourne blog article provides a great reflection of what we saw, did, and discussed,  and I encourage those of you that
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