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SYDNEY SEA SLUG CENSUS - 2021

Did you know sea slugs make very good indicators of climate change because they are highly visible, have short lives, and are (relatively) easy to identify? URG NSW together with the Southern Cross University's National Marine Science Centre is doing a yearly research of these highly colourful  animals so please join us this year! You can participate by scuba diving, snorkelling or browsing the many rock pools around Sydney. To maximise the number of participants, this year we are holding the census over 2 weekends - Fri 26 Nov to Sun 28 Nov and Fri 3 Dec to Sun 5 Dec 2021.

REQUIREMENT
 

  • You must be a certified scuba diver to dive OR you can participate as a snorkeler or browsing the rock pools.

  • You need an underwater camera (or waterproof camera for snorkeler).

  • You can participate as an individual or as part of a dive team.

CENSUS GUIDELINE

 

  • Dive/snorkel site scope is Sydney; Geographic range from Port Hacking to Pittwater inclusive, with Bare Island as the main census site.
     

  • Take one photo of each species of sea slug you find in the 72 hour period from 12am on Fri 26 Nov until 11.59pm on Sun 28 Nov 2021 and from 12am on Fri 3 Dec until 11.59pm on Sun 5 Dec 2021 within the dive site scope above. You don’t need to identify the slugs, just take their photos!
     

  • Crop the photos around the sea slug so it is nice and clear. Shrink the images to around 640×480 pixels so they are nice and small.
     

  • Download this form, fill it in and email it together with your photos to sydneyseaslug@gmail.com by Sunday 12 Dec 2021 (emails should give the names of the dive team and dive sites)


SEE RESULTS FROM THE PREVIOUS SYDNEY SEA SLUG CENSUS

Register now to participate in Sydney Sea Slug Census 2021

My planned Sydney Sea Slug Census activities (you can choose more than one):