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Come here often to get the latest information, news and gossip from the Underwater Explorers Club of SA.  
 
The club is the longest running scuba diving club in Australia and we do regular boat and shore dives in the local waters around Adelaide and have trips away to Yorke Peninsula and Spencer's Gulf.
The club meets on the first Wednesday of each month (except January).
Visitors are welcome.
Click here for meeting details.   
 
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The next occurrence of  ScuBAR will be on Friday-14-July.
Details of this informative and entertaining event, will appear here when they become available





General Meeting - Wednesday 7th June 2017

 

 

A few interesting facts about this fascinating animal can be found here.
Then for a more close up and personal experience there is this.

We are privileged to have as our guest speaker for the June meeting, Professor Bronwyn Gillanders

Professor Gillanders is a marine scientist whose research spans freshwater, estuarine and marine waters while focusing on fish and fisheries ecology.

Her studies of the Giant Australian cuttlefish of Northern Spencer Gulf in South Australia revealed the species' sensitivity to increases in salinity; a controversial aspect of the Environmental Impact Study (EIS) for the expansion of BHP Billiton's Olympic Dam mine. Prof. Gillanders' discovery was published in the scientific journal Marine Environmental Research and prompted environmental activists to call for the relocation of the project's proposed seawater desalination plant at Point Lowly, due to its proximity to the only
mass breeding area for the animals' genetically distinct population.

Prof.Gillanders commenced work at the University of Adelaide in 2001, received a tenurable position in 2007 and was appointed professor in 2010. 
She is the Director of the Marine Biology program at the university's Environment Institute.

 


Meeting Venue

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Nailsworth Community Club,

31 Derlanger Avenue,
Collinswood  SA  5083

For a detailed map click here

February-2017 Photo Competition Result

 
 Congratulations to Sue Cucchiarelli for her winning entry in the February Photo Competition. 
 This photo of a pair of Christmas Tree worms, was taken at Agincourt Reef #1/Eastside of Castle Rock
on the Great Barrier Reef, North Queensland on 28 July 2014

 More winning entries may be found in the Photo Competition gallery 

People's Choice Community Lottery

This year the Underwater Explorers Club of SA is again supporting the Peoples' Choice Community Lottery.
The Early Bird draw is now closed, but ticket purchases will continue on-line until the closing date for sales shown below. 
There is a massive $360,000 prize pool for the main draw and you can see the prize list by clicking
here.

Every $2 ticket you buy raises $2 for the club.

Please support the club by purchasing tickets online at               https://www.peopleschoicecu.com.au/underwater-explorers-club-of-sa

Tickets on sale until 31st August 2017.

Calendar for 2016-2017

 

Copies of the 2016-2917 dive calendar are available from any of the committee members.

You can also check out details of up coming dives and social events on the Calendar page.

Whyalla Giant Cuttlefish - See Videos

After a couple of years with dwindling numbers, the Whyalla Giant Cuttlefish returned last year in full force.
Click here to see member videos of earlier encounters.

youtube has the following videos -
video1 (0:28)  video2 (3:28)  video3 (53:25)

UEC of SA Inc

ABN 43 819 793 232
www.uecofsa.org.au
secretary@uecofsa.org.au

 

 

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