ReefWatch is our marine citizen-science program. It trains people like you to collect important information about fish, invertebrates and algae at 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 contributing to any of our great projects: Great Victorian Fish Count, Sea Slug Census, Dragon Quest and Marine Life of Victoria. You don’t have to be a diver, we’ve got projects to suit snorkelers and even those that would prefer not to get their feet wet! There are plenty of ways to experience Victoria’s underwater world, such as “diving” in with the Pope’s Eye ReefCam for a virtual window into the bay.
Do you want to learn more about these projects or how to become a ReefWatcher? If you do, read on.