Dive into our newsletter kicking off 2021 to learn about exciting new Redmap species to look out for on your beachcombing, fishing and diving trips! We've got some additional ways you can help researchers with your invaluable citizen-science input, details on the new version of our smartphone apps, and as always we'll share some fascinating stories from the latest marine science findings around Australia.
If you are lucky enough to see a ribbonfish, you can help scientists collect some very valuable data on them.
IMAS and SARDI researchers working to reduce the risk of ciguatera fish poisoning need rec fishers input.
Keep an eye out for new Redmap signs along the Queensland coast!
Do you use your smartphone to submit your Redmap sightings of unusual marine critters spotted around the coast? We are excited to announce we have just released new iOS and Android versions of the Redmap smartphone app!
Ciguatera fish poisoning is a human illness cause by eating tropical and subtropical fish that are contaminated with ciguatoxins, which are produced by tiny microalgae of the genus Gambierdiscus. Changes in weather patterns, environmental conditions and range extension of marine species have the potential to cause ciguatera fish poisoning to appear in new areas. National and international research is currently underway to better understand the issue.
Redmap recently turned 10 years old! A big thank you to everyone for the support and we are looking forward to continuing to grow Redmap into the future!
Our Redmap QLD team have been busy engaging with Queenslanders to roll out the Redmap QLD Champions program.