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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. 
Photo Quadrat scoring blitz

Photoquadrats have been providing valuable insight into the benthic habitat at Reef Life Survey sites over the Australian continent and beyond. With more time and resources, a dedicated group of 4 RLS divers, dubbed the “PQ Blitz”, were able to analyse RLS photoquadrats finishing off scoring 588 surveys. Our amazing RLS team have now scored images for over 4000 surveys.

Our experienced RLS team have a keen eye for detail and thought it would be beneficial to share some insight on how we analyse the PQs and what aspects of image quality we can focus on when taking and processing images to send in.

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Back to Bargara, QLD 2021

In 2010 as part of the original 'Lap of Australia' we stopped in at Bargara, to survey two of the rare shore dive sites in central Queensland. Baraga is located north of Hervey Bay close to Bundaberg on the coastline of the Southern Great Barrier Reef.

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Reef Life Survey at Ningaloo, WA 2021

The Ningaloo Reef is Australia’s largest fringing coral reef.  It extends for 260 kilometres and it is the largest reef existing very close to land, in some places only 5-10 metres from shore. 

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RLS at Rottnest Island, WA 2021

Rottnest Island is the longest continuous RLS time series, and the 14th year saw 14 people head over to the island to continue this tradition, with 5 new divers completing their training.

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RLS at Dampier Archipelago, WA 2021

It was another one of those ‘you should have been here last week’ scenarios (weather-wise), but the team dished up what can only be described as a logistical and teamwork masterclass. The target was to resurvey 16 sites first surveyed as part of the original RLS ‘Lap of Australia’ in 2010, in a very challenging and unique area to survey.

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