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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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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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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.  

Nature’s Voice ISSUE 20

Nature’s Voice issue 20