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#1 Don Silcock

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 10:14 PM

The current issue of X-Ray dive magazine features a comprehensive article of mine on the annual Australian Giant Cuttlefish aggregation at Whyalla in South Australia - plus I got front cover, if that is the right terminology for a PDF format downloadable mag.... 

 

The annual aggregation is an amazing spectacle to behold and incredibly happens just off the beach to the north of Whyalla at the top of the Spencer Gulf. It starts around the middle of May as the temperature starts to drop as the Australian winter approaches and there are literally thousands of these photogenic creatures gathered there, all intent on one thing - sex and the reproductive cycle.

 

So focused are they on the task at hand that they virtually ignore you and you can get really close and capture some tremendous images.

 

If you are interested in reading more about these creatures you can use this link to download the Amazing Australian Giant Cuttlefish article.

 

Don

 

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Edited by Don Silcock, 31 December 2017 - 10:16 PM.

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#2 errbrr

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 03:26 PM

Nice work! 

 

I would say that "just off the beach" is accurate but perhaps doesn't describe the difficulty of getting to said beach in the first place. Whyalla is not close to much.



#3 Don Silcock

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 10:22 PM

Hi Liz, thanks and yes... I see what you mean - but relative to some of the other trips I have done the last few years it seemed like just down the road, which was probably what was in my head at the time!

 

All the best, Don


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