ReefWatch is our marine citizen-science program. It trains people like you to collect important information about fish, invertebrates and algae at dive locations across Victoria.
Through the hard work of ReefWatchers, we have:
- Rediscovered and confirmed sightings of the western blue groper in Victoria’s coastal waters, sightings that were instrumental in gaining its protection in Victoria.
- Discovered and photographed fish species never before seen or rarely seen in Victoria, including the spotted grubfish, silver dory, short-nosed boarfish and spiny anglerfish.
You can become a ReefWatcher by volunteering for any of our four great projects: Great Victorian Fish Count, Adopt a Sponge, PlateWatch and ReefCam. Do you want to learn more about these projects or how to become a ReefWatcher? If you do, then dive in below.