Some of this year’s highlights included:
- RLS turned 10 years old and held two celebratory events in Perth, WA, and Port Stephens, NSW.
- The RLS website saw a 162% increase in the number of sessions and was used by 12,483 people from 154 countries.
- RLS discovered a new population of endangered Red Handfish, Thymichthys politus, on the Tasman Peninsula, with the good-news-story quickly going viral on social media.
- 2017/18 saw 941 surveys completed by 64 divers across 355 sites.
Thermal limits to the geographic distributions of shallow-water marine species. Nature Ecology & Evolution (2017).
Stuart-Smith, R.D., Edgar, G.J. & Bates, A.E.