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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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 Continuing on with our chat with Featured speaker Sarah-Jo Lobwein and the work she does in regards to single use plastics #swapforthesea 2. Plastics - what can’t you avoid or still struggle with finding an alternative? . “Dried Dog food that’s not overly expensive (but recently found a brand that is meant to be home compostable packaging but will have to see if it passes my dog’s taste test!), potato and corn crisps (there seems to be alternative to all other snack packaging except for these) and CDs – I have always loved the joy of purchasing a new music CD and most come in plastic hard or paperboard plastic covered. Those three all have alternatives, but they are my naughty weaknesses. . The main struggle for me, as a someone who is gluten AND lactose intolerant AND travels to remote places, is sometimes I have to eat a lot of rice or just accept the plastic until I find a way to get the venue or place to change. Usually I take my own packaging with me and then bring it home to recycle, for example when I am home my bread comes in paper or reusable bags, but travelling I will take with me gluten free bread in plastic sealed bags.” . Plastic Free July example of a ready to go reusable kit you can have waiting by the door as you head out. . . . . . . . . #waronwaste #waste #saynotoplastics #refuse #recycle #reuse #repurpose #upcycle #protectourgulf #saveouroceans #gogreen #nature #conservation #climateaction #marinedebris #beachcleanup #bethechange #adelaide #fogsv #friendsofgulfstvincent
 Continuing on with our chat with Featured speaker Sarah-Jo Lobwein and the work she does in regards to single use plastics #swapforthesea . 1. Plastics - what have become your favourite swap items? . “There are technological advancements and inventions, (or rediscoveries of what society used before we became addicted to plastic), all the time that amaze me – straws made out of wheat for example, and consumable soft bio plastic packaging of pasta made out of algae that we can just throw into boiling water etc. . But my favourites are the every day items – reusable, take your own or compostable straws, cutlery, takeaway containers, coffee cups, water bottles, shopping bags, paper bin bags and produce bags because they are so easy and accessible –humans were using them before plastic was invented or became prolific. The ones that reduce waste in general such reusable or not using an item at all is the best solution (such as not using a straw), and then compostable such as paper or bamboo. . Personally I can’t believe how empty my bins are once I phased out most plastics – I use the paper sandwich/ mushroom veggie bags or paper retail shopping bags for my bin and wash out the bin if it gets dirty (and there are businesses now that can come clean your bins!) - there is always an alternative.” . . . . . . . . #waronwaste #waste #saynotoplastics #refuse #recycle #reuse #repurpose #upcycle #protectourgulf #saveouroceans #gogreen #nature #conservation #climateaction #marinedebris #beachcleanup #bethechange #adelaide #fogsv #friendsofgulfstvincent

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