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RLS Australia

RLS Annual Report 2016

The 2016 RLS Annual Report is now available. Some of this year’s highlights included: 2016 saw 1,626 RLS surveys completed across 8 different countries, as well as Antarctica, from 71 trained RLS divers RLS welcomed 18 newly trained divers, taking the total number of...

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RLS International

MarineGEO in British Columbia

This summer the Smithsonian’s MarineGEO program along with the Hakai Institute conducted a marine BioBlitz survey in the coastal waters of British Columbia. Over 40 researchers from a dozen institutions spent three weeks participating in collections, processing of...

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Scientific Papers

Abundance and local-scale processes contribute to multi-phyla gradients in global marine diversity

Science Advances: Vol 3, No. 10 (2017) 

The decline in species richness from the equator to the poles depends on the scale of observation and the local abundance of species. The RLS data on fishes and invertebrates allowed these influences to be ….

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