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!
David first joined Redmap in 2011. The out-of-range species sightings he has logged since then have made our database broader and more comprehensive, helping us determine what’s happening in Australian waters!
Here is a short interview we did with Dave to dive deeper into his life as an ocean enthusiast and the path he his taken as a marine scientist, including his role as a FRDC extension officer and his connections …
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!
Have you seen a Crowned Nudibranch in Tasmanian waters? You can help track the presence and distribution of this species around the state.
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.
The Redmap Report Card reveals Australia's fishers, divers and other ocean users have been instrumental in detecting dozens of marine species moving south around Australia.
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.