Reef Life Australia

Reef Life Survey (RLS) divers in Australia 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 locations. The latest news from activities from the Australian RLS network is posted here

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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!

RLS Annual Report 2017

The 2017 RLS Annual Report is now available. Some of this year’s highlights included: 2017 saw 63 trained RLS divers complete 1,060 surveys across 3 different countries. RLS welcomed 14 newly trained divers and 8 new RLS trainers. The 10 thousandth survey was...

RLS Annual Report 2016

The 2016 RLS Annual Report is now available. Some of this year’s highlights included: 2016 saw 1,626 RLS surveys completed across 8 different countries, as well as Antarctica, from 71 trained RLS divers RLS welcomed 18 newly trained divers, taking the total number of...

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

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

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

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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