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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. 
Reef Life Survey Canada launches

Reef Life Survey Canada has officially launched with the first group of divers being trained in the frigid waters of Newfoundland this week.

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Celebrating 10 years of RLS, Rottnest Island 2018

The 11th consecutive annual Rottnest Island Reef Life Survey long weekend was held on Thursday 24th to Tuesday 29th May and saw a team of 12 divers complete 36 surveys across 13 sites, despite a number of undiveable days with 100km/h winds and swells up to 6m.

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Reef Life Survey expedition to Raja Ampat, 2018

As part of a broader investigation into how marine parks are faring across the tropics, RLS volunteers Mez Larkin, Andrew Green and Graham Edgar recently headed to the ‘epicentre’ of coral reef diversity, the Raja Ampat islands of western Indonesia.

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Celebrating 10 years of RLS, Port Stephens 2018

The relaxed and noted divers of the Australian east coast, north and south, gathered in Port Stephens for the decade’s annual count. 14 divers with the assistance of support crew completed 38 surveys/transects inshore and offshore in mixed conditions that were ameliorated by the relatively warm waters of 20 – 21 degrees.

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Jervis Bay, NSW 2018

Despite less than ideal weather conditions, 11 RLS divers recently descended on Jervis Bay, recording 153 species on 36 transects across 11 sites.

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