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RLS divers 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 & international locations. The latest news from activities from the RLS network is posted here. 
RLS Trip to Albany, WA 2022

The first of hopefully many trips to come from our PhD’s, Tyson Jones, Ella Clausius, and myself, along with co-founder Rick Stuart-Smith, set out to re-survey sites around Albany, in south-western Australia, which haven’t been surveyed in nearly a decade!

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Port Phillip Bay, Victoria 2022

We finally made it to Victoria!! The long-awaited Victorian RLS training trip was finally made possible thanks to James Chong and CoastCare Victoria. The team did an amazing job and the weekend was a great success! To the new recruits, welcome to the RLS family!

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Lord Howe Island, 2022

Despite the weather, Lord Howe Island was a great success! Completing 105 surveys from 35 sites which included over 250 species of fish (including cryptics) and over 100 different species of macro, mobile invertebrates!! A HUGE effort by all the team!

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South Australia’s Reef Life Survey Training Trip, 2022

The South Australian RLS team enjoyed four big days of survey diving on the Fleurieu Peninsula, in Kaurna waters, South Australia. Over an extended weekend in February, we surveyed 32 transects at 8 long-term monitoring sites, within the Encounter Marine Park Region. Much of the data collected on these trips is used to inform management of South Australia’s marine parks and sanctuaries, including Rapid Head Sanctuary Zone and Aldinga Reef Sanctuary zone.

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"Ichthy-what" - Automated fish identification with RLS data

New species ID tool, "Ichthy-what" developed by RLS diver, Yanir Seroussi is ready for testing!

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