Snorkel Course for beginners

The Sapphire Coast Marine Society will be running a series of snorkel surveys over the Summer led by Sam Nerrie. In order to join these trips, you must have a certain level of snorkelling confidence and competence.

Our underwater landscapes along this coast are magical, so why not take this opportunity to improve your skills.
Beginners 2 day Snorkel Course

Blue Pool night snorkelling at the Bermagui Bioblitz

Sat 9am to 2.30pm November 24th – Bermagui Blue Pool
Sat 9am to 2.30pm Dec 8th 2012 – Merimbula Bar Beach
The right gear to use.
Finning techniques.
Duck diving.
Locations for snorkelling.
Different entries and exits.
Finding and identifying marine life.
Includes 4 snorkels and learning booklet.
Cost: $220, Discount available for Sapphire Coast Marine Society members

Ring Sam Nerrie for more information on 6495 4617 or 0428 111 927
or call the Merimbula Divers Lodge on 6495 3611.

Soldier Crab expert in Merimbula

Visiting Western Australian scientist, Dr Vic Semeniuk is studying the habits and locations of soldier crabs around Australia. He is here in Merimbula at present researching our soldier crabs in Merimbula Lake and in Bermagui.

Through his various studies he has also been instrumental in having many unique habitats become conservation areas.
You are welcome to come along to hear Vic give an informal talk on Monday night at 7pm at Sam Nerrie’s house.
Please ring if you would like to attend. Numbers are limited. Bring small plate of supper.
Call Sam on   6495 4617  or 0428 111 927.

Hooded Plovers

These small shorebirds are extremely endangered,classed as vulnerable to extinction. They like to nest on the sand and dunes close to surf beaches.

Their nest is really just a scrape in the sand and the eggs very well camouflaged. If you are lucky enough to see one of these small birds on the shoreline it

may well be leading you away from its nest and sitting partner. Their eggs take about 5 weeks to hatch. Please tread carefully !

Hooded Plover

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If you think you have seen any breeding activity please pass it on to Robyn Kesby on …..0427 415 481