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RLS Australia

RLS Annual Report 2017

The 2017 RLS Annual Report is now available. Some of this year’s highlights included: 2017 saw 63 trained RLS divers complete 1,060 surveys across 3 different countries. RLS welcomed 14 newly trained divers and 8 new RLS trainers. The 10 thousandth survey was...

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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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