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.
The Redmap Team have judged their favourite marine sightings ever - check them out in the Redmap Newsletter (Summer 2016/2017). Also in this edition: your community data is reviewed in the Redmap Report Card 2016, meet some Redmap scientists - and why are Tasmanian waters heating up faster than usual?
A tropical manta ray in chilly Tasmania, a rare seahorse in New South Wales and a very happy Queensland fisherman -- just a few of the amazing photos shared by Redmap members. Check out the top marine sightings as judged by the Redmap Team around Australia.
Australians have shared more than 2100 photos on Redmap of unusual or rare marine life in their local seas. Top-sighted Redmap species include threadfin butterflyfish in NSW, eastern rock lobster in Tasmania and redthroat emperor in WA. More than half of the sightings were submitted by divers. And the community data was used or mentioned in 23 scientific papers! The Redmap Report Card recaps who spotted what where around the country.
Redmap has a secret weapon: a network of 80+ marine science boffins around Australia. These experts verify sighting photos so they can be added to the Redmap database and displayed on redmap.org.au. Meet 5 Redmap scientists who've reviewed the most sightings on Redmap - and some of the marine life they've verified.
Fishers and divers around Australia have been sharing their knowledge with Redmap since December 2009. This animation by Cecilia Villanueva shows all the amazing out-of-range and unusual observations submitted over that time! 'Listed' species are the ones Redmap highlights as species of interest on the website and 'other' species are ones you have recognised as out of place or rare. Dots often represent multiple sightings in one spot!
This is a great photo of a great seahorse (Hippocampus kelloggi) spotted by a diver near Sydney! It's also quite a special sighting, according to new Redmap NSW coordinator Dr Troy Gaston.