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.
Keep an eye out for our new Redmap exhibit next time you are in Townsville...
We've created some fun and informative playing cards that let you learn about Redmap and other marine species.
From time to time, we get reports of marine life being spotted a well out-of-range. We recently had this Red Emporer turn up a long way south off the Western Australian coast.
An eagle-eyed Redmapper recently managed to make an out-of-range observation while at a Redmap Coordinator's wedding...
Redmap staff recently attended the Australian Recreational Fishing Foundation Conference (ARFF) held in Hobart with Professor Gretta Pecl and Dr Rachel Kelly providing insights from Redmap.
Summer has sadly come to an end but that doesn't mean you have to stop thinking about the ocean! Check out our end of summer newsletter for fascinating articles written by expert guest authors, a summary of recent Redmap data, links to valuable resources and a fascinating interview with a budding marine scientist!