How you can help

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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 –

We have Scientific Consultants volunteering to help you edit your report. We will show it on this website in Photo Gallery (link on home page).

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.

Reports published