Enjoy the opportunity to swim with the Giant Cuttlefish and attend a series of events, celebrating the breathtaking coast and marine environment on offer in Whyalla.

With the arrival of winter it’s time to experience the Giant Cuttlefish as they converge in the Upper Spencer Gulf Marine Park Whyalla for the commencement of their breeding season.

Producing a natural colour spectacle they congregate in their thousands. This is the only known place in the world where the mass congregation takes place.

Smaller males will come in close to the larger Cuttlefish, pull in their tentacles and change colour to imitate a female, then when the large male isn’t watching the small male will dive in and mate with the female.

Engage in this incredible lifetime experience and be intrigued by these simply gorgeous gentle giants as they effortlessly and gracefully shimmy past.

Lead by the Whyalla City Council and supported by National Resources Eyre Peninsula, Experiencing Marine Sanctuaries, Department for Environment and Water (DEW) marine parks and the South Australia Tourism Commission (SATC), a program of events has been designed for all ages that are interested in experiencing and learning about South Australia’s unique marine life.

Cuttlefest Citizen Science and School Activities

This is a great opportunity for schools, community groups and citizens to learn more about our local coast and marine environment.
For more information visit www.naturalresources.sa.gov.au

Secrets of the Sea Display – Whyalla Library – Friday 21 June until Monday 22 July 2019

This display allows you to engage in Whyalla’s exclusive marine habitat without getting wet.
For more information visit www.naturalresources.sa.gov.au

Guided Snorkel Tours at Stony Point

Community Guided Snorkels 29 – 30 June and 6 – 9 July 2019
VIP Snorkel Tours 24 – 25 June and 26-27 July 2019
Tours are hosted by Experiencing Marine Sanctuaries (EMS).  All coordinators are qualified first aid, snorkelling and/or diving instructors and offer guidance, direction and coordination of in-water experiences. EMS provides mask, snorkel, flippers and wetsuits.

‘Curious Cuttles – Science in the Pub’ nights @ the Eyre Hotel

Tickets via Eventbrite – Saturday 29 June and Saturday 6 July 2019
Local experts, researchers and artists will present the life and science of the Australian giant cuttlefish and other related marine topics.
Hosted by Experiencing Marine Sanctuaries. Tickets are limited and able to be purchased soon through Eventbrite.

Cuttlefest is proudly supported by Whyalla City Council, Natural Resources Eyre PeninsulaExperiencing Marine Sanctuaries (EMS),  Department for Environment and Water Marine Parks and South Australian Tourism Commission (SATC)

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