Reef Life Australia

Reef Life Survey (RLS) divers in Australia not only undertake monitoring of their local dive sites, but regularly gather in teams to survey targeted priority sites for long-term monitoring, or participate in survey expeditions to remote locations. The latest news from activities from the Australian RLS network is posted here

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Encounter Marine Park (SA)

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…

Wilsons Promontory survey trip (Vic)

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…

Rocky Cape survey weekend (Tasmania)

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…

New Australian RLS trainers

A number of experienced RLS members recently attended a trainer’s workshop in Hobart in February 2017. The aim was to increase the pool of people that are able to teach new members the RLS methods; and attendees went through various aspects of the program, including how to instruct on data entry and checking…

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…

Ningaloo Survey Trip Highlights 2016

This year a team of eight dedicated RLS divers surveyed 31 long-term reef monitoring sites in the Ningaloo Marine Park and Muiron Islands. Eloise Ashworth, Harri Davies, Paul Day, Jen Hoskin, Ben Jones, Alicia McArdle and Kevin Smith joined Rick at the Murdoch...

Volunteer Spotlight: Don Love

Don was recently interviewed out at Beware Reef by the ABC, after recording the 100th species of fish in the area.   National Volunteer Week was in May.  As a volunteer-based organization, RLS recognizes the incredible work done by motivated people.  RLS...

Rottnest Island -May 2016

  The ninth consecutive, annual Rottnest Island survey weekend was held on the 20-23rd May, and saw a large team of thirteen dedicated RLS divers gather at the research station. With an unfavourable forecast, everyone worked incredibly hard on the first Friday,...

Lord Howe Island – February 2016

Andrew and I had some trouble convincing the others, on returning to the boat, that we had seen the biggest nudibranch ever on Malabar Reef. It was climbing up over a ledge on our transect and I was so surprised by its size that I checked it alongside my glove

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