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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. 
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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RLS Trip to Jervis Bay, NSW 2022

It was our biggest RLS trip to Jervis Bay yet but with a forecast of 20 kn winds and 2m swell... it looked like it was going to be a disaster of a weekend.
First dive to kick off the weekend... the water was a beautiful 23 degrees and 15-20 m viz! We laughed through our regs in relief and no measure of wonder at how fantastic the conditions were.

John Turnbull wrote about their incredibly successful weekend full of surveys and training at Jervis Bay, NSW.

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Coral Sea, QLD 2021

Eviota commenced the final stages of the ‘Lap of Australia’ in Airlie Beach on the 5th of August 2021, with Graham, Tyson, Ian and Kirsty on board. The destination was Broome via the Coral Sea, with the sail set to take 6 weeks. Kirsty Whitman, one of our RLS divers, talks about her experience full of amazing sailing, diving and adventure over the 6 weeks.

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