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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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South Australia’s fish kills, dolphin deaths, algal blooms, desal brine and the way forward

Tweet My name’s Dan Monceaux, I’m a documentary filmmaker, and two years ago I started working full-time on a project called Cuttlefish Country. I began to investigate the decline in the Giant Australian Cuttlefish aggregation of Upper Spencer Gulf (near

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Tiger Pipefish (Filicampus tigris) recorded in False Bay by Cuttlefish Country crew

Tweet On February 26th, naturalist and photographer David Muirhead and documentary filmmaker Dan Monceaux made an exciting discovery while diving in the waters of False Bay, north of Whyalla.   Two species of pipefish were found, then photographed and video-recorded

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Port Spencer development proposal threatens wildlife of Lipson Cove and Lipson Island

Tweet When the Port Spencer project was first brokered to the public, it took the name of Sheep Hill- and for years, media releases and interviews carefully avoided mentioning the true location of the proposed facility- adjacent to Lipson Cove.

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The Damage RePORT: Where to for SA’s Mining Boom?

Tweet Last week, Cuttlefish Country‘s director Dan Monceaux gave a short talk and presentation at the Conservation Council of South Australia‘s AGM. The presentation, entitled Damage RePORT: Where to for SA’s Mining Boom¬†briefly describes the current state of play for

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Olympic Dam expansion on hold while more desalination and port threats persist

Tweet Yesterday heralded a rare windfall for the marine life of Upper Spencer Gulf, with a special statement from BHP Billiton’s head honcho, Marius Kloppers. The mining giant has announced that the company will be investigating alternative, lower-cost means to

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A fishing closure, a marine park sanctuary zone, a desal plant and an iron ore export jetty

Tweet As the 2012 Giant Australian Cuttlefish breeding season in Upper Spencer Gulf approaches, South Australian Government departments are sending mixed messages regarding measures to protect the internationally-acclaimed wildlife phenomenon. Today, an extension to the fishing closure was announced, extending

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Mystery of the missing Giant Australian Cuttlefish of Whyalla remains unsolved

Tweet As we enter 2012, the mystery of the missing South Australian Giant Australian Cuttlefish (Sepia apama) migration of 2011 remains unsolved. These incredible animals, chameleons of the sea, remain in jeopardy and face a variety of new and old

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SARDI desalination research disclosure request: Politicians’ responses trickle in

Tweet On February 28th, we sent a persoanlised version of our template letter to five South Australian government ministers, requesting the immediate release of tax-payer funded SARDI research into the environmental impact of the proposed desalination plant at Point Lowly.

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Download our template letter to call for the disclosure of SARDI desalination research

Tweet Yesterday, we wrote letters to the four South Australian Labor party MP’s directly involved with the proposed BHP Billiton desalination plant. As you would already know, this private sector infrastructure project to exclusively serve the Olympic Dam mine is

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