Leading Museums, Museum Leaders

SA museum visits Whyalla

Giant cuttlefish. Source: www.whyallacuttlefish.com

Louis Mayfield, Scientists to visit Whyalla, 5 June 2016

The South Australian Museum is taking some of its top scientists to Whyalla next week as part of Out of the Glass Case – a program that promotes the Museum’s collections and the importance of science to remote and regional South Australians.

The visit coincides with the spawning time for Giant Australian Cuttlefish in the shallow waters near Whyalla.

Senior scientists on the Whyalla trip include two who have done extensive work on species in the Upper Spencer Gulf: Professor Steve Donnellan, a leading evolutionary biologist who helped identify the Giant Australian Cuttlefish (Sepia apama) as a separate species, and Dr Cath Kemper, Senior Research Scientist of mammals and marine mammals expert, who is studying the health of dolphins in the Upper Spencer Gulf, which includes Whyalla.

Read more


Council of Australasian Museum Directors, c/o Ms Daryl Karp, Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House PO Box 3934 Manuka, Australian Capital Territory 2603 Australia, © CAMD 2021
Disclaimer: The content of this website is provided for information purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for professional advice. No claim is made as to the accuracy or authenticity of the content of the website. The Council of Australasian Museum Directors does not accept any liability to any person for the information or advice (or the use of such information or advice) which is provided on this website. The information on our website is provided on the basis that all persons accessing the site undertake responsibility for assessing the relevance and accuracy of its content. No responsibility is taken for any information or services which may appear on any linked web sites. Hostgator.