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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

A Rare Experience Surveying Easter Island

Mention “Easter Island”, and for most Australians visions of giant stone statues ‘moai’, surf and volcanoes spring to mind. But it is the warm 24°C water and 50m visibility that makes Easter Island a pleasure to visit. Easter Island is the most isolated inhabited...

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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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