Gold Coast Sea Slug Census Weekend
ABOUT THE CENSUS
The annual Gold Coast Sea Slug Census (GCSSC) commenced in 2016 as a partnership between Southern Cross University and local divers led by Deb Aston. The GCSSC follows on from initial events at Nelson Bay, NSW, where the Sea Slug Census (SSC) program commenced in 2013. The SSC is gradually spreading to more venues around Australia, the Pacific and SE Asia.
It is an amazing citizen science program, suitable for any certified diver to participate.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Participating is simple. The aim is to photograph as many Nudis as possible at as many locations as possible between South Stradbroke Island and Cook Island.
The census involves taking one photo of each species of sea slug you find on the Census dates
Each diver buddy pair should send in one photo for each species of sea slug they encounter on the Census dates. If you think you may have captured two species that look very similar, send in photos of both individuals.
You don’t need to identify the sea slugs, just take their photos!
Photos should be cropped around the sea slug and compressed in size to enable emailing, and submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or uploaded to Gold Coast Sea Slug Survey on BioCollect with completed entry form.
There are lots of great prices up for grab for various different categories.
For more information, visit the dedicated Census Facebook Group.
JOIN OUR TEAM
Join The Scuba Coach divers! Simply visit the registration page and follow the prompts. Chooce the option to register ‘as a team member’.
WHERE TO DIVE
We have not quite decided yet how and where we will dive as it will depend on weather. We definitely still require some Seaway Divers so if you are keen to cover the Seaway or Wavebreak Island with us, please let us know.
- Min. Open Water certified with recent dive experience within 6 months