Marine Life Society of SA

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Marine Life Society of SA

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MLSSA’s Values

In all our operations and relationships we aim:

To foster the study of marine life
To promote education and public awareness of all life in the sea
To encourage the conservation and protection of the marine environment.

Join MLSSA if you :

beachcomb, dive or snorkel
are concerned about the marine environment
want to meet people with similar interests
want to learn more about the sea and its inhabitants
want to have a say in any proposed legislation.

Established in 1976, MLSSA aims to foster the study of marine life, promote education and public awareness of all life in the sea and to encourage the conservation and protection of South Australia’s unique and beautiful marine environment.

MLSSA members engage in a variety of activities including diving and snorkeling, underwater photography, seminars for schools and community groups, maintenance of marine aquaria and study of the local marine environment. Our knowledge and educational resource materials are available to all.

Type of group

Society

Primary environmental focus

Conservation & Protection

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State

Primary location

South Australia

Known address

c/o 1/23 Kolapore Ave, LARGS NORTH SA 5016

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Founding Year

1976

History of group

The predecessor of MLSSA was the Marine Aquarium Research Institute of Australia (MARIA), and it was founded in Sydney in December 1969. By 1974 there were members in all states and many from overseas. Branches had been set up in Adelaide, Melbourne, Woolongong, Newcastle and Cairns.

Membership of the Institute gradually dwindled and branches closed. By 1982 the only branch left was in Adelaide and the decision was made to close and re-open with a new name, constitution and aims.

September 15th 1982 marked the final meeting of MARIA (SA) and the present Society was born.

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