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The Great Victorian Fish Count: How many fish in the sea?
Wed. 19 October 2016, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm AEDT
10 years of counting fish – and counting!
Join us to celebrate Victoria’s longest-running marine citizen science project, the data collected and the people who collected it.
Every year for more than a decade hundreds of divers and snorkelers have jumped into the water along Victoria’s coast to record 25 key fish species. Each species is endemic (not found anywhere else in the world) to southern Australia – OK, some are found in New Zealand, but we will claim them as ours, just like pavlova!
We have some of the most amazing marine life on the planet, and it’s right on our doorstep. That’s why the Great Victorian Fish Count, which monitors the populations of these unique species, is so important.
To celebrate 10 years of fish counting (and counting), the Victorian National Parks Association’s ReefWatch program, in partnership with Museum Victoria, is thrilled to announce the presentation of a 10-year overview of ReefWatch data on Wednesday, October 19.
There will also be a presentation from Museum Victoria’s Di Bray about RedMap and the species that are now making Victoria home. We’ll also get an update from the Operation Sponge team, who are attempting the world’s largest marine sponge transplant at Blairgowrie Pier. Wendy Roberts, the previous ReefWatch Co-ordinator, will also join us for a chat.
There will be celebratory food and drink and we’d love you to join us!