Reef Life Survey InternationalRLS partners with researchers and keen volunteers from around the world, breaking down scientific and international barriers with standardized survey methods and a shared interest in collecting comprehensive reef community data.
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
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...read more
The collaboration between RLS and the Smithsonian Institution was further strengthened during the second-annual monitoring of reefs at the Belize MarineGEO site. Rick joined Smithsonian RLS divers Ross Whippo, Scott Jones, Zach Foltz, and Janina Seemann as they...read more