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In 2009 the Friends of Gulf St Vincent produced a 24 page booklet – “Gulf St Vincent, a precious asset“.

The booklet provides an excellent overview of the gulf’s history, current uses and threats to its health. Please contact us if you would like a copy, or download it from the link above.

Accolades for our booklet

“a brilliant publication … I must congratulate your group not only on the quality of the content but also the presentation. It is a publication that “does you proud” whilst at the same time being a useful advocacy tool with respect to the need for proper stewardship of the gulf.”

David Mitchell, President, Friends of Parks Inc


“The document ‘Gulf St Vincent – a precious asset’ is thorough, engaging and it provides important historical messages.”

Matt Cattanach, NRM Education Co-ordinator



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In 2007 a book was produced by the Royal Society of South Australia – “Natural History Of Gulf St Vincent“.

Edited by S.A. Shepherd, S. Bryars, I. Kirkegaard, P. Harbison and J.T. Jennings. Published by the Royal Society of South Australia.

For enquiries or to order your copy, contact the Honorary Treasurer, Royal Society of South Australia Inc. via email or c/- the South Australian Museum, North Terrace, Adelaide 5000.

Below you can read part of a review by Graham Edgar:

“The scale of this edited volume is highly impressive; 496 pages covering close to all you would want to know about Gulf St Vincent and the Adelaide marine environment, and more.

The 38 chapters encompass a diverse range of topics that include geological history, sediments, physical oceanography, remote sensing, and the ecology of, and threats to, all major habitat types?saltmarsh, mangrove, plankton, subtidal reefs, intertidal shores, seagrasses, jetty piles, soft sediments, estuaries.

Nine chapters are focused on important fishery species, while others discuss threatened and introduced species. In terms of comprehensiveness for regional coastal environments, only reports associated with Port Phillip Bay and Moreton Bay come close.”

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 We continue our conversation with featured speaker Sarah-Jo Lobwein about the work she does regarding single use plastics #swapforthesea . What has been your favourite or most impactful achievement to date? . “When another local venue or business in my local council area contacts us to work with them or to promote that they have embraced plastic-free alternatives, they add to the growing tide of change happening locally and globally. . This then adds more support, influence and encouragement for more businesses and individuals to become aware and change their behaviours. . Personally, working with the next generations also has a great personal, local and global impact. Children are amazed and shocked when they find out what items consist of plastic (such as chewing gum) or why a product cannot be recycled, or why an animal has died from plastic pollution. . They innocently yet intelligently ask “why” we use single use plastics and why companies use ‘hidden’ plastics without public notification and think of easy solutions rather than making excuses to keep polluting. . They still go and purchase an ice cream wrapped in plastic packaging, but the seed is planted in their thoughts, and it is not their responsibility that the packaging is harmful; it is the brand’s responsibility to be providing a sustainable option.” . To our #FoGSV Community, what impact can you have? Think of the ripple effect, your action can and will have an onflow affect. You can influence family, friends, your work and local businesses just by being an inspiration in your own circle of influence. . . . . . . #waronwaste #waste #saynotoplastics #refuse #recycle #reuse #repurpose #upcycle #protectourgulf #saveouroceans #gogreen #nature #conservation #climateaction #marinedebris #beachcleanup #bethechange #adelaide #fogsv #friendsofgulfstvincent
 . Following on from our first instalment, we hear more on Sarah-Jo’s presentation and look out at the end, you may be shocked! . Please provide a brief overview of your talk topic: . “Sea Change - Local plastic pollution, marine conservation and Community Empowerment through Education, Awareness, and Action to change attitudes and practices and  #SWAPFORTHESEA - empowering the community and individuals to change their behaviour by discussing and embracing simple everyday, sustainable swaps that are easy to do, and will drastically reduce your plastic consumption while maintaining a ‘convenient’ lifestyle! . Immiscible - why water and plastics do not mix - simple solutions to avoid single use plastic pollution to Stop the sea drowning in plastic - Global pollution, Global solution - raising the awareness of contributing countries, communities and individuals. . Simple plastic-free alternatives and choices to follow without changing our convenient lifestyles at home and while travelling the seven seas, which will have a huge positive effect for the ocean, the flora and fauna and ultimately ourselves! An engaging look at a serious problem including the ‘hidden’ plastics we use (did you know most chewing gum is made of plastic?), the effects on marine life and humans, and easy preventative actions for individuals.” . Did you know about the chewing gum?  . . . . . . #waronwaste #waste #saynotoplastics #refuse #recycle #reuse #repurpose #upcycle #protectourgulf #saveouroceans #gogreen #nature #conservation #climateaction #marinedebris #beachcleanup #bethechange #adelaide #fogsv #friendsofgulfstvincent

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