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SYDNEY SEA SLUG CENSUS - 2022

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 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 10 days (yes you heard that right, TEN DAYS of nudi galore!)  - Fri 11 Nov to Sun 20 Nov 2022.

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 10 days period from 12am on Fri 11 Nov until 11.59pm on Sun 20 Nov 2022 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. 
     

  • This year we ask you to upload your result to iNaturalist - Please see instructions on how to do this.​


SEE RESULTS FROM THE PREVIOUS SYDNEY SEA SLUG CENSUS

Register now to participate in Sydney Sea Slug Census 2022

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