Steve diving on the wreck of the South Australian (aka Dredge)
- taken by Dennis Hutson (Scuba-D)
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
There was a media launch of Redmap Australia on 27th November 2012. Redmap invited Australia’s
divers to report sightings of any marine species that are uncommon along
particular parts of our coast. Redmap says that many species are
undergoing range expansions or shifts in their distributional range. The Redmap
site allows the local community to act as ‘citizen scientists’ and record
scientific data by logging sightings of species that are caught or observed
outside their usual or known range. Community participation in Redmap can
create for individuals the sense (and in this case, the reality) that they are
actively and constructively helping with a major issue currently facing the
global community – people can log on and literally see ‘their’ data point on
the map. For more information, visit the Redmap site at www.redmap.org.au and sign up to receive a quarterly
newsletter. Redmap is to be represented at OZTeK2013.
A scuba diver & President for the Marine Life Society of SA. Involved with the Scuba Divers Federation of SA since the mid-1980s. The Federation's Secretary since 2000. A Reef Life Survey diver. A founder of Dragon Search. Australian scuba diving rep for Redmap.