How you can help
Become a Wildlife Reporter and help promote Marine Wildlife conservation.
How to get started:
1/ Find it
The seashore and especially rock pools around our coast contain many marine animals. When looking in the Aquatic Reserves please remember they are “No collecting areas” – you are not permitted to collect or harm marine plants or animals. Just photograph and leave them.
2/ Photograph and Identify it
With the aid of Digital Cameras and your home computer you can record your photographs of species found. First look on our website. A helpful link is
Life on Australian Seashores. Note – Keith Davey has also published a hand book “A Photographic Guide to Seashore Life of Australia” which is available from some bookstores.
3/ Report it
Email your findings to:
Reefcare – email@example.com
News worthy items will be forwarded on to the Editor of our local news paper –The Manly Daily.
“Science can be taught but research is a passion – a journey which cannot be taught.”
Reports received to date
- Journal dated 1873 (original) by The Zoological Society of London.
Hand paintings and lists of rare shell species found, New South Wales.
- Predators of Long Reef by Carly Spicer.
- Little Penguins of Long Reef by Community study group.
- Turning the tide on pollution by Rolf Remp.