Tasmanian News

Redmap Fisher Photo Competition: Now Open!

Fishers see amazing things and capture great moments in pursuit of their catch. The Redmap Fisher Photo Competition gives you the opportunity to share and celebrate your favourite fishing memories, with great prizes on offer for two winners in each category! Photos from all types of fishers are warmly welcomed.

Science on show in state-wide festival of events

Science will dominate University of Tasmania campus calendars this month, as the best and brightest minds shine a spotlight on the subject during National Science Week. A bumper program of hands-on activities, demonstrations, forums, presentations, workshops and discovery days will run beyond the official week (13 – 21 August), evolving into a month-long celebration and showcase of science innovation.

Redmap magnified at the Festival of Bright Ideas

Kids enjoyed being citizen scientists and looking through a microscope at the Redmap display - and holding marine life at the Institute for Marine and Antarcic Studies display - all part of the Festival of Bright Ideas on the weekend!

Redmap at the Festival of Bright Ideas!

Redmap and the Instititute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) will be at the Festival of Bright Ideas in Hobart this Saturday 13th as part of Science Week. Come and say hello to the Redmap team and have a chat about the uncommon fish and marine life you've spotted lately. Join our marine competition or see the wonderful IMAS aquarium! Read on for details...

A fish that raises eyebrows

It looks somewhat amusing - an orange fish with bulbous googly eyes. But this Redmap sighting of an eyebrow perch (Hypoplectrodes species) in SE Tasmania is a very special one. It is possibly the first known occurrence of this species so far south!  

Thank you fishers, divers and beachgoers: Redmap is an Eureka Prizes finalist!

Redmap Australia is a finalist in the prestigious Australian Museum Eureka Prizes, which celebrate excellence in science!  Redmap founder Associate Professor Gretta Pecl said the shortlisting was a welcome acknowledgement of the significant contributions many fishers, divers, boaters and scientists around Australia had made towards understanding the effects of marine climate change.

From landlubber to marine biologist

Obsessed diver, sea slug guru, unlucky fisherman (of mainly toadfish):  meet marine biologist Dr David Harasti. He verifies many of the community sightings logged on Redmap in NSW. How did this landlubber from Canberra –  who spent his youth fishing for carp in lakes –  become a marine biologist and underwater photographer?

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