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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. 
Port Phillip Bay 2018

Armed with 2 boats & 9 divers (including 2 shiny new trainees), the Reef Life Survey crew descended into Port Phillip Bay for a 4-day transect blitz!

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RLS discovers new population of Red Handfish (Thymichthys politus)

A team of Reef Life Survey divers has discovered a new population of critically endangered Red handfish (Thymichthys politus) in southeastern Tasmania.

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MarineGEO in British Columbia

This summer the Smithsonian’s MarineGEO program along with the Hakai Institute conducted a marine BioBlitz survey in the coastal waters of British Columbia. Over 40 researchers from a dozen institutions spent three weeks participating in collections, processing of Autonomous Reef Monitoring Structures (ARMS), and visual surveys.

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Ningaloo RLS Surveys 2017

RLS just got back from Ningaloo Reef where 8 dedicated RLS divers completed 7 days of surveys, adding 73 transects to the database across 26 sites.

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NSW Mid North Coast RLS Surveys 2017

This year saw the annual Port Stephens and Solitary Islands surveys run back to back.

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