Conservation of Glenelg Spiny Crayfish

A large crowd of about 55 community members packed out the Port MacDonnell Community Complex last Thursday evening, the 26th May, to learn about our region’s unique Karst Rising Springs (KRS). Speakers Mark Bachmann and Nick Whiterod tag-teamed to first present the history, background, and current challenges...

The lower South East coast is home to a unique type of wetland called Karst Rising Springs. These environments are spring-fed wetlands and are found close to the coast from the Victorian border to near Bray (SE of Robe). Spring-fed wetlands or Karst Rising Springs (KRS)...

[caption id="attachment_755" align="alignleft" width="300"] Sampling on Crawford River[/caption] Oisín Sweeney (South Australian DEWNR), Lauren and myself have recently had a great time sampling Glenelg Spiny Crayfish across SW Victoria. The highlight was our (almost, 5am!) all nighter on the Crawford River where good catches were observed...