Start a monitoring project
Monitoring is a useful way to find out the current state of the environment and if done over a period of time can help us to understand what changes may be happening. This is useful in our quest to understand the marine environment and the impacts that we have on it.
Monitoring can be done on a range of scales in a range of habitats.
For the more experienced snorkeller, an underwater transect line may be a viable option, whereas the more unexperienced may be more at home doing rocky shore studies.
The beauty is that anyone can be involved with monitoring and any information that is recorded is useful information.
Marine Biologist - Roger Grace - conducting an underwater survey along a transect line.
Links for marine monitoring information
Understand the methodology and purpose of conducting a fish survey comparision study.