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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. 
Monitoring Cyclone & Bleaching impacts in the Great Barrier Reef & Coral Sea, 2019

This May, a team of RLS divers aboard the research catamaran Eviota headed out to remote reefs in the Great Barrier Reef & Coral Sea to record the ecological impact of recent tropical cyclones & intense bleaching events.

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RLS data informing Global Biodiversity Targets

Reporting on the progress and success of the Convention on Biological Diversity Aichi Targets and Sustainable Development Goals is now a little bit easier, thanks to the development & implementation of two new biodiversity indicators based on Reef Life Survey data.

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Jervis Bay, NSW 2019

An octopus city, endangered Grey Nurse Sharks and beautiful pink soft corals are but a few of the delights encountered by RLS divers on this year’s Jervis Bay, NSW survey trip.

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Port Stephens, NSW 2019

This May, a team of RLS divers converged on Port Stephens, NSW to conduct the 11th consecutive year of RLS biodiversity monitoring across 10 sites in the area. Despite deteriorating weather conditions, the team completed 23 surveys across 10 sites, recording the size and abundance of 191 species and over 44 thousand individual animals.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Nestor Echedey Bosch Guerra

May 20-26th 2019 is National Volunteer Week and to celebrate we're putting some of our volunteers under the spotlight! For our final Volunteer Spotlight this NVW, meet Nestor Echeday Bosch Guerra.

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