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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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Southern Right Whales make waves for Centrex Metals’ Port Spencer proposal

Tweet On Friday afternoon, a southern right whale and calf paid a visit to Lipson Cove, north of Tumby Bay on Lower Eyre Peninsula. Mick McCallum was fishing for salmon at the time, and passed the news on to locals,

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Public comments sought on Port Spencer’s threats to Fairy Terns and Southern Right Whales

Tweet In October of 2012, emerging iron ore mining company Centrex Metals released additional information regarding their proposed Port Spencer project. The port development, which had previously sought State approval as the Sheep Hill Deep Water Port Facility on Eyre Peninsula, made

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‘Penguins, Not Ports’ Protest for Lipson Cove at the Centrex Metals AGM

Tweet Today is emerging iron ore mining company Centrex Metals’ AGM in Adelaide, and a group of passionate defenders of Spencer Gulf’s marine life aren’t happy with the company’s decision to build their Port Spencer project at Lipson Cove, between

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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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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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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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Centrex Metals Port Spencer development puts Lipson Island’s Little Blue Penguins at risk

Tweet For those of you who’ve been following our website or Facebook pages for a while, you’ll have heard of the South Australian export port development known as Port Spencer. While it lies to the south of Cuttlefish Country, the decision

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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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