|Giant Australian Cuttlefish Couple (c) 2009
Silke Stuckenbrock - SilkePhoto
The Conservation Council has received reports that the unique Whyalla cuttlefish aggregations for 2012 are on a downward trajectory and have reached catastrophically low numbers and is calling for immediate action to investigate this alarming situation.
Current research funded by government is limited to confirming the population trend, previous research indicates. It is not investigating what we can do to prevent the population loss, nor what is causing it. In recognition of this situation The Conservation Council is willing to take a lead role in establishing the Giant Australian Cuttlefish Taskforce, and we are seeking partners on this venture.
The taskforce will be composed of a small number of targeted individuals, from government and non-government organisations, with relevant knowledge, expertise, or responsibility for the protection of the Upper Spencer Gulf breeding aggregation of the giant Australian cuttlefish aggregation.
This Taskforce will be South Australia's lead group to develop coordinated strategies and actions for the protection and recovery of the giant Australian cuttlefish aggregation.
The primary brief of the Taskforce will be to rapidly develop options intended to prevent the loss of cuttlefish populations known to form breeding aggregations in areas of Upper Spencer Gulf.
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