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Cuttlefish decline prompts extended protection zone
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[SIZE=-1]A protection area is being expanded in upper Spencer Gulf in South Australia for giant cuttlefish. Critically low numbers had been found this season. In the past there had been more than 250000 cuttlefish but this year's count was just 25000. ...[/SIZE]
[SIZE=-1]Cuttlefish numbers falling in Spencer Gulf[SIZE=-1]Ninemsn[/SIZE][/SIZE]
[SIZE=-1]Drop in giant cuttlefish in South Australia sparks greater protection[SIZE=-1]Herald Sun[/SIZE][/SIZE]
[SIZE=-1]Cuttlefish numbers fall in Spencer Gulf[SIZE=-1]BigPond News[/SIZE][/SIZE]
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I wish we didn't need to wait until a population is in crisis to start thinking about protection. Easier to prevent a species from collapsing, than to bring one back from the brink. Scientists believe this population to be a distinct subspecies in the very least, and a 90% drop in numbers is absolutely cause for immediate action..! :grad:

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