Have you ever wandered around a local reef and wanted to learn more about the crabs, snails, seaweed or that weird looking thing you find?
The local Reef Watch group may be just what you’re after.
Reef Watch, a community led monitoring program coordinated by the Conservation Council of South Australia, collects information on the state of our local marine environment.
Top marine scientists and educators have developed easy-to-use scientific methods to collect useful data which can be compared over time. You don’t have to be an expert – these methods can be used by anyone! The information gathered can be used to assess the health of a particular reef and is available to the general community, schools, government bodies and research institutions. All necessary equipment and training is provided; all you need to bring is your sense of adventure!
There are currently three active Reef Watch groups in the South East – at Robe, Beachport and Port MacDonnell.
Check out the photos below for a glimpse at the each of the very unique South East Reef Watch sites and some of the creatures you might see in these environments.
If you’d like to join your local Reef Watch group contact the following: