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Goal Generate a database of "out of range" marine animal sightings.
Task Spot, log, and map marine species that are uncommon to Australia
Where Coastline, Australia

Redmap (Range Extension Database and Mapping Project) is a citizen science project that invites members of the community to spot marine species that are outside of their usual range (or distribution) at various points around Australia. In collecting this information Redmap is generating a database of "out of range" sightings to assess which species are shifting their ranges and whether these shifts are consistent with warming waters. Redmap is hosted by the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (at the University of Tasmania in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

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If you are fishing or diving on the Australian coast, you can use the online identification tools at to help you determine if you have found a species of interest in a location outside of its previously established range.

Ideal Age Group Adults
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity At the beach, In oceans, streams, rivers, lakes, While fishing
Tags aquatic, climate change, fish, fishing, mapping, marine, ocean, tasmania
Project Updated 04/10/2017