Journal archives for June 2022

June 04, 2022

Join us for World Environment Day iNaturalist

Greeting
Happy World Environment Day - 5 June.
Thank you for your observations to iNaturalist in the Great Barrier Reef World heritage Area which have automatically been added to the ReefBlitz 2022 project between 1-8 June.
https://inaturalist.ala.org.au/projects/reefblitz-2022?tab=observations
We are aiming for 1000 observations and 300 species and will achieve this with your help
Please encourage your family, friends and colleagues to participate, share and identify species today and until World Ocean Day 8 June.
Best fishes
Adam

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June 08, 2022

Thank you for a successful ReefBlitz 2022

Thank you to all the observers (25) and identifiers (98) for ReefBlitz 2022. Over an eight day period from 1-8 June made 1334 observations of 390 species with the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. The number of observations greatly exceed previous ReefBlitz events. The observations had a geographical range from Cairns to Lady Elliot Island with the majority of observations from the Townsville region. The majority of observations were fish but there were also many other species. Several of the species were rare or had not been photographed or reported previously by iNaturalist.
The online training video was well received. Next steps we will prepare a summary report and poster. for stakeholders We will also consider a short note for a scientific publication and suggestions welcome.
We plan to organise future events associated with World Oceans Day in 2023 and happy to discuss opportunities for partnership or support.
Best fishes
Adam and the team

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June 23, 2022

Summary report

We have prepared a summary report of ReefBlitz 2022 here:
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/361457454_A_summary_of_citizen_science_observation_in_the_Great_Barrier_Reef_World_Heritage_Area_during_ReefBlitz_2022?fbclid=IwAR10wn-zCnqhNgqi6FO6XDevP-RMZIvMFR3Xh3iNf5yhnXc5OL-oeH3fj-w

Please let us know if you have any suggestions on:

  1. Reporting
  2. Future events such as Great Southern BioBlitz (Oct) or ReefBlitz 2023 (June)
  3. How we can encourage more observers to be involved next time
  4. Grants or funding to support the logistics and outcomes
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