Sea Slug Census

Citizen Science Dive Program

John Turnbull, Member, National Parks Association of NSW

  • Category: Shore dives and rock pools
  • Depth: Various, to 20 m
  • Rating: Easy
  • Access: SCUBA, snorkelling and rock platform walking
  • Special equipment: Underwater camera

In a recent edition of Nature NSW we published a Creature Feature on nudibranchs. These curious, diverse molluscs are a favourite find for divers. They are also excellent indicators of climate change, thanks to their visibility, ease of identification and seasonality.

Sydney Marine Park one step closer for marine life and coastal communities

The Government has released the Hawkesbury Shelf Marine Bioregion Assessment report which looks at ways to enhance the health of the marine environment between Newcastle and Shellharbour, including Sydney Harbour and beaches.

The report identifies a number of threats to our marine environment, including climate change, shipping, over-fishing, coastal development and pollution. It recommends a number of initiatives to address these threats.