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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 Rottnest Island WA, April 2023

In late April, 2023, the West Australian RLS team hopped on the ferry over to Rottnest Island to conduct surveys amid sunny and calm conditions. This trip proved to be a jackpot for nudibranch lovers, and the team also enjoyed a rainbow procession of tropical wrasses and parrotfishes.

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RLS Trip to Geographe Bay WA, April 2023

In early April, 2023, RLS divers returned to Geographe Bay Marine Park to complete 12 surveys in total across 6 sites. Some of the RLS sites lie within the Geographe Marine Park, managed by Parks Australia. Located in the south-west corner of Western Australia, Geographe Bay is home to a range of rarely-seen species, including the western blue devil and yellowspotted boarfish.

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RLS Trip to Port Phillip Bay, VIC. November 2022

From the 9th-13th November, 2022, RLS divers braved the weather to train new Victorian recruits and conduct surveys at Port Phillip Bay. There the team spotted some exciting fish and invertebrates to add to the database for the first time, as well as some old favourites across 14 surveys.

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RLS Survey Site Profile: The Second Valley Boat Shed, SA

Just over an hour's drive from Adelaide you'll find a sheltered bay which Reef Life Survey divers just can't get enough of. This special site comes complete with a small beach, a jetty, and delightful beds of Amphibolis and Posidonia seagrasses. Where the rocky headland drops off sharply to the reef below lies the Reef Life Survey site known as The Boat Shed. It truly is a wonderful example of a South Australian subtidal temperate reef, with a spectacular medley of brown macro-algae hiding a plethora of invertebrates and cryptic fish for keen divers to find.

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RLS Trip to Ningaloo, WA. August 2022

This August for the second consecutive year, the Reef Life Survey team made its journey up to WA's stunning Ningaloo Reef! This year, the team was fortunate to score sunny skies, gorgeous corals, and plenty of fish.

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