The Winter 2022 Redmap Newsletter
Dive into our Winter 2022 newsletter — what have Redmappers have spotted on the move in TEN YEARS of Redmap Australia? Also learn about a fascinating giant kelp mystery and some of the latest marine science findings around Australia.
10 years of citizen science reveals what’s on the move around Australia
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.
Redmap Start of 2021 Newsletter
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.
Act fast if you see a rare ribbonfish!
If you are lucky enough to see a ribbonfish, you can help scientists collect some very valuable data on them.
Ciguatera fish poisoning survey: rec fisher input needed!
IMAS and SARDI researchers working to reduce the risk of ciguatera fish poisoning need rec fishers input.
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 …
Detecting range-shifting species using their environmental preferences
Curtis Champion is a PhD student at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) and CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere. Here he explains how we can use species' preferences for specific environmental conditions to measure and monitor the effects of climate change on their distributions.
Mass die-offs - Warm water fish can't handle the cold?
There has been a lot of media attention recently of the mass die-off of leatherjackets, as well as smaller numbers of other species, along the south-east coast of Australia from Victoria to Tasmania. But what actually caused the die off?