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Student spotlight: PhD candidate Rachel Kelly talks social licence in the marine realm

Rachel Kelly is a PhD student in the Centre for Marine Socioecology at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies. Her research focuses on the social acceptability of human activities that involve the marine environment. Here she introduces us to the concept of ‘social licence’ and discusses why it’s an important component of how communities interact with the marine realm.

IMAS research videos detail excellent marine science taking place in Tasmania

Telling the story behind the science is an integral part of modern research. The Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) have recently produced a number of excellent science communication clips, detailing some of the research they’re undertaking in Tasmania. Here are two clips we think are well worth watching!

Redmappers' contribution to citizen science this Summer

A total of 68 out-of-range observations have been logged by the Redmap community and verified by our team of experts this Summer! Our top three states were NSW (34 observations), Tasmania (23 observations) and Western Australia (11 observations). Great work Redmappers!

 

 

Climate change altering sex in the sea

We know that plants and animals are shifting where they live to track environmental changes, but did you know that changes in temperature and ocean acidity are shifting the balance of sex in the sea?

Detecting range-shifting species using their environmental preferences

Curtis Champion is a PhD student at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) and CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere. Here he explains how we can use species' preferences for specific environmental conditions to measure and monitor the effects of climate change on their distributions.

The Redmap Diver Photo Comp has been run and won!

With 103 entries and 1357 votes, our Diver Photo Comp showcased some of the exceptional photography skills amongst our community of divers. A massive thank you goes out to everyone who submitted their photos. Like many others, we had a wonderful time viewing your spectacular underwater encounters and adventures. 

Redmap Diver Photo Competition: ENTER NOW

Spending time underwater can be highly addictive. Whether it’s marvelling at the unique complexity and detail of a reef ecosystem, spending time in the water with friends and family, or simply relishing in the relaxing silence beneath the waves, divers are not short of excuses to pursue their passion. The 2017 Redmap Diver Photo Comp is a showcase and celebration of the weird and wonderful moments captured by our ...

Mass die-offs - Warm water fish can't handle the cold?

There has been a lot of media attention recently of the mass die-off of leatherjackets, as well as smaller numbers of other species, along the south-east coast of Australia from Victoria to Tasmania. But what actually caused the die off? 

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