RLS Blog PostsRLS 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 and international locations. The latest news from activities from the RLS network is posted here.
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more