RLS http://reeflifesurvey.com Reef Life Survey Mon, 15 May 2017 05:33:51 +0000 en-AU hourly 1 http://reeflifesurvey.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/RLS-512x512-55c6ce72v1_site_icon-32x32.png RLS http://reeflifesurvey.com 32 32 Geographe Commonwealth Marine Reserve WA http://reeflifesurvey.com/geographe-commonwealth-marine-reserve-wa/ Mon, 15 May 2017 05:33:51 +0000 http://reeflifesurvey.com/?p=202250 Across the five sites, the team recorded 76 species of fish on method 1 and 35 species of invertebrates and cryptic fishes on method 2. We surveyed an existing RLS site and established another within a Marine National Park Zone and established two reference sites outside the proposed green zones. We also repeated surveys at the Busselton Jetty...

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Sydney Harbour surveys http://reeflifesurvey.com/sydney-harbour-surveys/ Thu, 11 May 2017 05:19:22 +0000 http://reeflifesurvey.com/?p=202239 Despite the rain, we completed 46 surveys across 26 sites, from Shellharbour to Bouddi, in Sydney Harbour NSW. We went back to our old favourites, like Shelly Beach and Bare Island, and added repeat surveys to new sites which we intend to maintain, like Boat Harbour and Cruwee Cove. Thanks to the Underwater Research Group of NSW...

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Volunteer spotlight: Yanir Seroussi http://reeflifesurvey.com/volunteer-spotlight-yanir-seroussi/ Tue, 02 May 2017 03:50:56 +0000 http://reeflifesurvey.com/?p=202204 Yanir works as a data scientist, combining software engineering and statistics. He got into that via an undergraduate degree in computer science at the Technion in Israel, followed by a PhD in data science at Monash University. He hasn't formally done marine research, but work often involves developing general tools and techniques for data analytics...

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Southern Coral Sea http://reeflifesurvey.com/southern-coral-sea/ Wed, 12 Apr 2017 05:13:57 +0000 http://reeflifesurvey.com/?p=202126 The plan was to sail from Gladstone out to the southern Coral Sea. We had a narrow weather window so, after a quick stop at Lady Musgrave to get me up to speed with the RLS protocol, we sailed 36 hours straight to Cato Island. Our crew of three included my partner Bruce, Graham Edgar, and myself. It was the first time we had been to the southern Coral Sea...

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Port Phillip Bay survey trip (Vic) http://reeflifesurvey.com/port-phillip-bay-survey-trip-vic/ Fri, 07 Apr 2017 12:19:06 +0000 http://reeflifesurvey.com/?p=202082 A Reef Life Survey team of nine divers (including two new trainees) descended on Port Phillip Bay for the 8th year in February 2017. They completed 40 surveys from 18 sites around the Bay. Overall, 64 species of fish and 84 species of invertebrates and cryptic fishes were recorded during the the 4-day diving expedition...

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Volunteer spotlight: “Dusty” Shields http://reeflifesurvey.com/volunteer-spotlight-derek-dusty-shields/ Fri, 07 Apr 2017 11:17:22 +0000 http://reeflifesurvey.com/?p=202067 Last year Derek "Dusty" Shields received the prestigious Scoresby Shepherd award for outstanding contributions to the Reef Life Survey program. Dusty and his son Joe have both contributed significant hard work, expertise and enthusiasm to the program - skippering the RLS catamaran Eviota, helping in trip preparations, and of course, diving...

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Northern Coral Sea and Great Barrier Reef http://reeflifesurvey.com/northern-coral-sea-great-barrier-reef/ Fri, 07 Apr 2017 09:30:13 +0000 http://reeflifesurvey.com/?p=202056 Leaving Port Douglas on the afternoon of 29 November 2016, a team of four RLS divers made the short crossing to the Low Isles. This was a fitting start to the surveys, as it was the site of an expedition of British scientists in the late 1920s, the first intensive modern scientific investigation...

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Encounter Marine Park (SA) http://reeflifesurvey.com/encounter-marine-park-sa/ Fri, 07 Apr 2017 09:07:29 +0000 http://reeflifesurvey.com/?p=202036 A recent RLS survey trip to South Australia included training new divers and assisting with Marine Park monitoring of the area. The group of 12 divers teamed up with South Australia Marine Parks and the Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources to complete 28 surveys over three days...

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Wilsons Promontory survey trip (Vic) http://reeflifesurvey.com/202006-2/ Wed, 05 Apr 2017 05:00:30 +0000 http://reeflifesurvey.com/?p=202006 The recent Reef Life Survey trip to Wilsons Promontory in Victoria, with assistance from Parks Victoria, recorded over 76 species of fish, 57 invertebrate species, and 16 cryptic fish species, with 45 sites surveyed in total.... read more about survey the trip in this report by volunteer John Turnbull...

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Rocky Cape survey weekend (Tasmania) http://reeflifesurvey.com/north-west-tasmanian-monitoring-rocky-cape-10-13-mar-2017/ Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:05:17 +0000 http://reeflifesurvey.com/?p=201952 The second year Rocky Cape, in north west Tasmania has been monitored by RLS has continued the trend of interesting records. Eleven RLS divers completed 28 transects across 8 sites, scoring 51 species of fish and 41 species of mobile invertebrate...

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