Rottnest Island WA – 10th annual survey weekend

Rottnest Island WA – 10th annual survey weekend

Big blue groper, dhufish and lobsters being protected within sanctuary zones….These were discussed with the Rottnest Island Authority the day before the 10th annual RLS monitoring weekend at Rottnest Island. The Authority were investigating indicators to track the health of the reefs to contribute to their Marine Conservation Action Planning..

Geographe Commonwealth Marine Reserve WA

Geographe Commonwealth Marine Reserve WA

Across the five sites, the team recorded 76 species of fish on method 1 and 35 species of invertebrates and cryptic fishes on method 2. We surveyed an existing RLS site and established another within a Marine National Park Zone and established two reference sites outside the proposed green zones. We also repeated surveys at the Busselton Jetty…

Sydney Harbour surveys

Sydney Harbour surveys

Despite the rain, we completed 46 surveys across 26 sites, from Shellharbour to Bouddi, in Sydney Harbour NSW. We went back to our old favourites, like Shelly Beach and Bare Island, and added repeat surveys to new sites which we intend to maintain, like Boat Harbour and Cruwee Cove. Thanks to the Underwater Research Group of NSW…

Volunteer spotlight: Yanir Seroussi

Volunteer spotlight: Yanir Seroussi

Yanir works as a data scientist, combining software engineering and statistics. He got into that via an undergraduate degree in computer science at the Technion in Israel, followed by a PhD in data science at Monash University. He hasn’t formally done marine research, but work often involves developing general tools and techniques for data analytics…

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