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September 20 2016

Conservation

An abundance of life sighted on the Island's coral reefs

Now in its 8th year, the not-for-profit organisation Reef Life Survey has been diving the Island's waters to conduct underwater visual census surveys (UVC) of fish and invertebrates within the marine Reserve.

The Reef Life Survey team consists of scientifically trained and committed volunteer SCUBA divers that undertake biodiversity monitoring of marine ecosystems using detailed, globally standardised methods.

Through each research dive, the team records data on species found, location of species, abundance of species and photographs their expeditions to create a visual dataset of information.

  

Information assists with obtaining trends and condition in biodiversity and increasing community awareness of major threats to marine biodiversity.

Find out more about the Island's Coral Reef habitat.