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Spencer Gulf Ecosystem & Development Initiative Update

The Spencer Gulf Ecosystem & Development Initiative (SGEDI) is reducing costs, aiding development and answering environmental challenges for one of South Australia’s leading economic development zones. The SGEDI Science Update and Outcomes May 2015 is now available as an ebrochure.

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Media Release: Coorong fish hedge their bets for survival

Analysis of the ear bones of the River Murray estuarine fish black bream has revealed how these fish ‘hedge their bets’ for population survival. Published in the journal Biology Letters, University of Adelaide research has shown that within this single species of fish there are some individuals which migrate to different parts of the Coorong […]

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Environment Institute researcher Bronwyn Gillanders to headline WOMAD Planet Talks

Professor of Marine Biology Bronwyn Gillanders will present at the WOMAD Planet Talks this weekend, to a theme entitled “Creating Hope For Our Oceans And Marine Environments.” When: 3pm, Monday 9th March, 2015 Where: Botanic Park, Adelaide Bookings: Organise tickets on the WOMADelaide website. See Bronwyn with fellow marine scientists, Sylvia Earle and Charlie Veron in […]

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Marine Biologist Dr Sarah Catalano wins research awards

The Environment Institute congratulates Dr Sarah Catalano on winning numerous 2014 research awards. In January 2014 Sarah was awarded the Dean’s Commendation in Doctoral Thesis Excellence for her PhD project: Using mesozoan dicyemid paracites to infer the population structure of giant Australian cuttlefish, sepia apama, in southern Australian waters. Only candidates who have produced a […]

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Shipping under focus in the Gulf

The Spencer Gulf Ecosystem & Development Initiative (SGEDI) will commence a study looking at shipping in the Spencer Gulf and will focus on: traffic pest management potential impacts on the environment. Professor Bronwyn Gillanders will lead the study and is the SGEDI science committee chair. Professor Gillanders explains that monitoring shipping is important as ships […]

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Spencer Gulf project makes waves through Adelaide

The Spencer Gulf Ecosystem and Development Initiative has attracted media attention this week as Port Pirie lead smelter, Nyrstar joins the growing list of industry leaders currently supporting the project. “This initiative is unique because it is the first time a truly holistic approach is being undertaken with all the key players” said Professor Bronwyn Gillanders to […]

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Sustainable development of Spencer Gulf supported by new partner

Nyrstar is yet another company joining the growing list of major industry players who have joined the Environment Institute’s Spencer Gulf Ecosystem and Development Initiative to promote sustainable development in the Gulf. Nystar is a mining and metals company and along with BHP Billiton, Santos, Alinta, Arrium Mining, Centrex Metals and Flinders Ports is now a […]

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Natural History of Spencer Gulf Book Launched by Minister Brock

The Natural History of the Spencer Gulf has been documented in a new book that was launched today. The book has been written by over 60 marine and social science experts. Prof Bronwyn Gillanders from the Environment Institute’s Marine Biology program and lead scientist of the Spencer Gulf Ecosystem Development Initiative is one of the […]

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Giant Cuttlefish returns to the Spencer Gulf for Coitis

South Australian scientists are ecstatic to find that the Great Australian Cuttlefish has returned to the Spencer Gulf for breeding this year. Their numbers have been down over the last few years and scientists don’t know why, or where they went. The cuttlefish, with it’s blue blood pumped through three hearts, and the ability to […]

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The South Australian Giant Cuttlefish Needs YOU!

The Australian giant cuttlefish is the largest cuttlefish species in the world reaching a total length of up to 1 m and a weight of 15 kg. Researcher Bronwyn Gillanders at the University of Adelaide’s Environment Institute is heading up research on these cuttlefish as part of the Spencer Gulf Ecosystem & Development Initiative (SGEDI). […]

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