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Spot it. Log it. Then we'll map it.

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The Queensland coast is dominated by the Great Barrier Reef. The Reef is the world’s largest coral ecosystem, stretching over 2,300 kilometres and covering an area of 344,400 square kilometres.

Reef scientists have a big challenge. Coral reef fish species are being sighted well outside their normal range. What is happening? With over 1,500 fish species on the Reef, distributed over 2,300 kilometres, coral reef scientists need help to solve this mystery. Enter the army of citizen scientists!  

Citizen scientists are the eyes and ears of researchers out on the Reef. A huge number of divers, snorkelers, fishers, photographers and boaties visit and enjoy the Great Barrier Reef each day. They have an active interest in the Reef, a familiarity with the areas they usually visit, and can help spot the unusual or unexpected.

In this new display learn how the citizen science project REDMAP is working to understand movements of marine life in Queensland waters, and which key species they are looking for as an indicator for change.

Kids will also love Marine Animals Spotto a fun trail for children to understand how REDMAP works by spotting and recording various marine animals around the museum.

Want to help? You can visit the display, download the REDMAP app and check out the website here. 

Entry to this exhibition is included with Museum admission. 


This exhibition is funded by the partnership between the Australian Government's Reef Trust and the Great Barrier Reef Foundation.


REDMAP Lead institutions


Fish image credits (L-R): Mark Rosentein, Reef Life Survey, Mark Rosentein
Home page: Maja Novak, Unsplash

Event Details

14 December 2019 09:30 AM - 03 May 2020 05:00 PM

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