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					The South Australian Aquatic Sciences Centre (SAASC) is a
purpose built marine and freshwater research laboratory
complex that houses some of the most sophisticated aquarium
facilities in Australia.                                                                                                            SARDI Aquatic Sciences
The Centre is home to the South Australian Research and
Development Institute (SARDI) Aquatic Sciences and more
than 90 highly trained marine scientists and technicians, as well
as around 50 PhD students.
Talk to our scientists and find out how their work is used to
help manage South Australia’s fisheries for the future and
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Aquaculture: Research into freshwater, marine and                                                                                ‘micro-a
brackish water aquaculture including the development of new                                                                               lien’ sea                live Murray c
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technologies, nutrition and feed technology, fish health and                                                                                                                                        pper and
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environmental impacts. Species under the spotlight include                                                                  aqu
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abalone, blue mussels, yabbies, marron and Pacific oysters.
A relatively new area of research is Algal Production which is
developing microalgae for biofuel production.
Inland Waters & Catchment Ecology: SARDI Aquatic
Sciences is a national leader in inland waters ecology. Work
includes research on native freshwater fish to help rehabilitate
threatened species, ecology and population dynamics of                      EVACUATION PROCEDURE
freshwater and estuarine fishes, invasive species management,
                                                                    In the event of an emergency a continuous
climate and catchment ecology, fish ecology and plant
ecology.                                                              ringing alarm will sound. You must then              Science by the beach
Marine Environment and Ecology: Research into the                   leave immediately and go to the car park in
unique marine environment of SA, its flora and fauna, how                      front of the Woolshed.
they coexist in their ecosystems and how humans affect these
ecosystems. Activities include habitat mapping, environmental
impact assessment, effects of trawling, seagrass ecology,
threatened and protected species, reef health assessments, and
marine pests.
Oceanography: Oceans dictate climate, yet little is
known about ocean currents and the fundamental planktonic
ecosystems they support which sustain our valuable fisheries.           Web Address:
A world-leading study involving SARDI Aquatic Sciences and
Flinders University is using newly deployed Southern Australian                                                                Sunday, 22 November 2009 10am - 4pm
Integrated Marine Observing System infrastructure to collect                   SARDI Aquatic Sciences
data to understand the climate of ocean biophysical systems,                  2 Hamra Ave, West Beach
and monitor for the effects of climate change.
Wild Fisheries: Research to support the sustainable
development of the State’s fisheries resources including rock
lobster, abalone, prawns, sardines and King George whiting.
Product Quality and Value Adding: Making the most
of SA’s seafood by identifying opportunities for seafood value-
adding, and addressing seafood safety and market access is
undertaken through SARDI’s Food Innovation and Value Chain
science program based at the South Australian Food Centre,
Regency Park.
                                                                        A Public Sector Week event. More than you think!
KIDS                                                                                                                                                           Science by the Beach Seminars
Follow the Penguin Feet to the Kids’ Activities Area – paint your favorite sea creature, or enjoy having your own face painted!
And there’s more – do you have what it takes to be a marine biologist? See how many questions you can answer correctly at                                          SARDI Lecture Theatre
highlighted displays. Collect a stamp for each right answer.
                                                                                                                                                              11am: South Australia – Australia’s seal, shark and
                                                                                                                                                              seabird heartland
                          PLEASE FOLLOW THE ARROWS                                                                                                            Assoc Professor Simon Goldsworthy, Threatened,
                                                                                                                                                              Endangered and Protected Species program leader
                                                                                                                                                              11:30am: Biofuels - Powering planes and cars on
                                                                                                                                                              Dr Sasi Nayar, Algal Production Systems leader
                                                       9                                                                               E                      Noon: South Australia’s fascinating oceans
                                                                                    E                                                                         Assoc Professor John Middleton, Oceanography
                                                                    E                                                                                         program leader
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                                                                                   TT                                                                         12:30pm: Aquatic plants – who needs them?
                                                                                                                       T               15                     Dr Jason Nichols, Inland Waters & Catchment Ecology
                                                                                                                                                        N     acting program leader
                                                                                                              11                E 16                          12:45pm: Murray Cod – an icon species of the Murray-
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     Bike path

                                                                                                                                                              Darling system
                                                                                                                 T                                            Mr Brenton Zampatti, Fish Ecology program leader
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                                                                                                                                   E                          1:30pm: South Australia – Australia’s seal, shark and
                                                                                                       E       E            13                                seabird heartland
                                                 3                                                                                     17                     Assoc Professor Simon Goldsworthy, Threatened,
                                                                        4                                                  14                                 Endangered and Protected Species program leader
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                                                                                                                                   T                          2:00pm: Putting South Australian sardines on your plate!
                                                                                                                                   T                          Dr Tim Ward, Wild Fisheries program leader
                                                                                                                                                              2:30pm: Modelling Fish – Tracking South Australian
                                                                                                                                 18                           fish stocks
                                                                                    1                                                                         Dr Rick McGarvey, Fisheries Modelling program leader
                                                                                                                                                              3pm: Aquaculture – Fish farming now and into the future
                   T T T T T                                                                                                                                  Mr Steven Clarke, Aquaculture program leader

                                                           Hamra Ave                                                                  Main gate
                                                                                                           Marquee                          Boat
                                         Woolshed                                                          Small display tank    E          Emergency Exit                   Some highlights
                                                                                                           Large display tank    T          Toilet            Don’t forget to catch regular ocean mooring release
                                                                                                                                                              demonstrations at display 17. There’s also snapper,
1.   FishCare, SeaNet, ReefWatch & Somerton Park Rotary marquees             10.   Biodiversity, Abalone & Fish Ageing displays
                                                                                                                                                              yellowtail kingfish, mulloway and mussels displayed in
2.   Sea Rescue Squadron command vehicle                                     11.   Oceanography
3.   Aquaculture & Biofuels marquee & large display tank                     12.   Marine Innovation South Australia                                          the big blue tank (No. 3), world-first ‘critter cam’ footage of
4.   Marine Environment & Ecology marquee with kids touch tank, & ice        13.   SARDI Lecture Theatre: Seminars                                            Australian sea lions (No. 14), children’s touch tank and shark
     flow machine                                                            14.   Under croft: Seal display, Flinders University, University of Adelaide &   display (No. 4) , electro-fishing display (No. 9), puerulus or
5.   Villi’s pie van                                                               PIRSA Aquaculture
6.   Wild Fisheries boat                                                     15.   BBQ, tea & coffee, cakes, cold drinks                                      live baby lobsters just two cm long (No. 7), fish dissections
7.   Wild Fisheries marquee                                                  16.   Kids Activities Area                                                       in the GAB Lab (No. 10) and Australia’s brand new
8.   Aquaculture shed                                                        17.   Ocean Mooring Release tank                                                 microalgal biofuel research facility (No. 3).
9.   Inland Waters & Catchment Ecology marquee & boat                        18.   First Aid station

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