In our Spring 2023 newsletter, we'll introduce you to some new faces in the Redmap team, give you a comprehensive guide for distinguishing Southern Rock Lobsters (Jasus edwardsii) and Eastern Rock Lobsters (Sagmariasus verreauxi), share insights on fisheries and climate, highlight some fascinating citizen science projects, plus an interview with David Maynard, one of Redmap's pioneering observers and throw in some other interesting stuff too!
Eastern Rock Lobster (Sagmariasus verreauxi) are on the move! Do you know how to tell them apart from the common Southern Rock Lobster (Jasus edwardsii)? Help Redmap Australia track the southern expansion of this species by logging it if you spot one in Tasmania or South Australia!
Thousands of photos captured by everyday Australians reveal the secrets of our marine life as oceans warm
Read our article out today in The Conversation about how Australia's fishers, divers and other ocean users's information submitted to Redmap has been instrumental in documenting species on the move around Australia's coasts over the past decade.
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.