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RLS Australia

Northern Australian Surveys of Sea Country

Collaborative surveys of sea country undertaken with local sea rangers at Elcho Island and Nhulunbuy provided the highlight of our Northern Territory voyages, as agreed by all volunteers onboard Eviota. Gumurr Marthakal Rangers from Galiwinku, Elcho Island, and...

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RLS International

Belize – October 2016

The collaboration between RLS and the Smithsonian Institution was further strengthened during the second-annual monitoring of reefs at the Belize MarineGEO site.   Rick joined Smithsonian RLS divers Ross Whippo, Scott Jones, Zach Foltz, and Janina Seemann as they...

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Scientific Papers


Loss of native rocky reef biodiversity in Australian metropolitan embayments

Marine Pollution Bulletin 95: 324-332 (2015)

RLS surveys around major cities show trends in marine life related to major pollution sources, and numerous introduced species in Hobart.

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