Gold Coast Dive Adventures and The Scuba Coach are proud supporters and participants in the annual Gold Coast Sea Slug Census Weekend. We have visited 4 different dive sites over the last weekend including Palm Beach Reef, Greta’s Reef, Wreck of the Scottish Prince and Wave Break Island. If you ever wondered what the census is about, please see the extract of an ABC news article below.
More than 80 citizen scientists have taken part in the second annual Gold Coast Sea Slug Census. The aim is to find, identify and record the variety of brightly-coloured creatures in the region from South Stradbroke Island to Cook Island, just south of the border, in 48 hours. Census organiser and Southern Cross University professor Stephen Smith said the short-lived gastropods were a good indicator of environmental changes.
See the link to the full article here: http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-25/sea-slug-census-points-to-southerly-movement-from-queensland/8979248?pfmredir=sm
Participating is rewarding as many local dive business donate prices such as gift vouchers, equipment items and dive trips.
If you want to find out more about the annual Sea Slug Census on the Gold Coast and how you can participate next year, join Deb Astons Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1726275340952205/?ref=group_header