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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 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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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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