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Increasing opportunity for kingfish in Tasmanian waters

Sightings of yellowtail kingfish in Tasmanian waters have been regularly logged with Redmap since the program began. These records are particularly valuable because they indicate that kingfish from eastern Australia could be on the move south, suggesting that some dedicated scientific research may be necessary to get to the bottom of what’s going on. 

In this article, PhD student and kingfish project leader Curtis Champion describes recently published findings that …

Diving into the genetics of range shifts

Jorge E. Ramos is a marine biologist with a PhD in Natural and Physical Sciences from the University of Tasmania. His PhD project focused on examining the life-history characteristics, genetics and population dynamics of the range extending common Sydney octopus (Octopus tetricus).


Searching for patterns in the genetics of range-shifting animals can help us to understand why some animals, and not others, are shifting where they live …

ARTificial reefs

Artificial reefs are commonly deployed off coastlines around the world to restore degraded marine habitats and provide new fishing opportunities, but they also provide an opportunity to put a little art into the ocean.

A splash of colour!

Decoration, display, warning, deception, camouflage…. colour is an important feature for fishes.

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!



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