It has been a fantastic experience to be involved with the Reef Check Australia training here at Ningaloo. By the end of Sunday (16/6/2013) there will be 9 people from Exmouth and Coral Bay with accreditation to undertake reef monitoring in the Ningaloo Region using the Reef Check Australia methodology.
Trainees were taught how to classify and record:
- Substrate types including different types of coral forms
- Record the presence of macro-algae
- Identity coral bleaching
- Record the presence of coral disease and damage
- Record the presence key indicator invertebrates
Thanks very much to Jenn, Jodie and Jody for the excellent training and patience.
If you want to know more about participating in Reef Check Australia monitoring see their website: http://www.reefcheckaustralia.org/
If you are elsewhere see Reef Check Worldwide: http://www.reefcheck.org/