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Redmap's top verifying scientists

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.

Redmap animation: sightings over time!

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!

What a beauty! says new Redmap NSW coordinator

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. 

IMAS researcher interview with Dr Emily Ogier

Dr Emily Ogier is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies where she heads the FRDC’s Social Sciences and Economics Research Coordination Program. Originally a local from Tasmania, she embarked on her PhD in Western Australia looking at impacts of tourism, fisheries and aquaculture, before moving back to Tasmania where she now works on understanding the social and economic impacts of fisheries and aquaculture. 

IMAS researcher interview with Dr Sean Tracey

Dr Sean Tracey is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies with a real passion for the ocean and its inhabitants. His research career has spanned many areas, from global fisheries and food security to studying recreational fisheries. We had a chat to Sean about his research, climate change and what he likes to do in his (rare) spare time.

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