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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. 
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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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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