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Safety concerns arise over Port Bonython iron ore export plan

Tweet A major oversight may have been made in the preparation of the Port Bonython Common User Export Facility Environmental Impact Statement, which is scheduled for an environmental approval decision by December 31 this year. While researching the history of the

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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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Southern Right Whale to join Sperm Whale in SA Museum collection

Tweet On Tuesday morning, a Southern Right Whale was reported by a commercial fisherman to be seen ashore at Point Bolingbroke on South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula. The whale was deceased; its body showing evidence of possible propeller strike and scavenging

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The development of major mining, oil and gas in South Australia

Tweet This 23 minute presentation was prepared for and presented to students at TAFE SA in October of 2012. Cuttlefish Country’s director Dan Monceaux was asked if he could provide students with a primer on the development of mining in

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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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Anyone for a Super-Port? South Australia’s great iron ore export bungle

Tweet While the South Australian government has been a strong financial backer of mineral exploration in recent years, South Australian citizens and miners alike are yet to reap the promised economic rewards of the pending mining boom. This is due

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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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Port Bonython expansion’s Major Project Status is bad news for Giant Australian Cuttlefish

Tweet On March 2nd, it was publicly announced that the expansion of Port Bonython on the Point Lowly peninsula had been granted Major Project Status by the SA Government. Despite claims from State Government ministers John Rau and Patrick Conlon

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Mystery of the missing Giant Australian Cuttlefish of Whyalla remains unresolved

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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Point Lowly Peninsula’s future mix an explosive cocktail of industrial interests

Tweet The Point Lowly Peninsula, despite its proven popularity with locals and holiday makers, is currently marked by the South Australian Government for wholesale industrialisation. The state’s pending mining boom has many private sector proponents salivating over allotments of land

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