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A guide to cuttlefish species found in Australian waters

Tweet Prior to 2015, our work focused on studying and understanding the life and trials of the northern Spencer Gulf population of Sepia apama, the giant Australian cuttlefish- central to the story of our documentary film. This species is one of

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Sundrop Farms risks cuttlefish with desal brine

Tweet Sundrop Farms’ plan to expand their vegetable growing business south of Port Augusta in South Australia will put the Upper Spencer Gulf aggregation of Giant Australian cuttlefish at unnecessary risk, according to documentary filmmaker, Dan Monceaux. The company has previously

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Giant Australian Cuttlefish betrayed by shoddy journalism

Tweet Since 2011 here at Cuttlefish Country we have endeavored to keep people informed about the status of the Northern Spencer Gulf Giant Australian cuttlefish aggregation, possible drivers of the decline and the mounting pressures to further industrialise their habitat to

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Giant Australian cuttlefish aggregation begins near Point Lowly

Tweet It was with some trepidation that we approached the 2014 Giant Australian Cuttlefish (Sepia apama) breeding season in South Australia’s Northern Spencer Gulf. Last year delivered the lowest cuttlefish count on record for the reefs at Point Lowly and Black

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Consider the plight of Northern Spencer Gulf’s Sepia apama on Cuttlefish Day

Tweet It’s Cephalopod Awareness Days again. In fact, it’s Squid and Cuttlefish Day to be precise. Last year we took this opportunity to ask ‘Where’s the love for the floundering population of Giant Australian Cuttlefish of Northern Spencer Gulf?’ Today,

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Cuttlefish now protected in all Spencer Gulf waters north of Wallaroo

Tweet It’s been an exciting couple of weeks for those invested in the survival of Northern Spencer Gulf’s Giant Australian cuttlefish population. After lobbying by the conservation sector and pressure from many concerned scientists and citizens, the State has finally yielded

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Global citizens appeal for Giant Australian Cuttlefish protection

Tweet Back in August of 2011, we opened a petition calling for the protection of the Giant Australian Cuttlefish of Northern Spencer Gulf, and a moratorium on proposed developments threatening their habitat at Point Lowly, South Australia. The petition has

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Protest threats to South Australia’s marine life, November 22 & 23 in Adelaide

Tweet Industrial development decisions around Spencer Gulf have been made in recent years with reckless disregard for the welfare of South Australia’s marine life. Since researching and engaging with these issues full-time since mid-2011, we have tried conventional channels of

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A letter about Giant Australian Cuttlefish protection, marine pollution and Point Lowly development alternatives

Tweet Today we wrote to the South Australian State Premier, Environment and Tourism ministers asking about their actions to date regarding the cuttlefish decline, calling for research disclosure and detailing some of our experiences with the withholding of water quality

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Northern Spencer Gulf Marine Parks – Sanctuary zones, harbour expansions & mineral exports

Tweet A period of public comment closed today, marking the latest milestone in the decade-long Marine Parks saga in South Australia. In this instance, the draft marine park zoning and management plans were laid on the table, including the two

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