Ex­mouth Div­ing’s Ci­ti­zen Sci­ence

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Ex­mouth Div­ing Centre, a mem­ber of Aus­tralian Wildlife Jour­neys, has spent many years con­duct­ing dives around Nin­ga­loo Reef, is now do­ing ev­ery­thing it can to pro­tect the Reef and its crea­tures for the fu­ture. The Centre be­gan a Ci­ti­zen Sci­ence pro­gram, where or­di­nary peo­ple as­sist the crew to col­lect data so that sci­en­tists can use it to re­search the sus­tain­abil­ity im­pact and health of the en­vi­ron­ment. They col­lect data on whale sharks, tur­tles, manta rays, sharks, jel­ly­fish, dugongs, nudi­branchs and other fish, and also pho­to­graph the an­i­mals. You can even have a manta ray named after you if you pho­to­graph one that has not been iden­ti­fied be­fore. Guests can be as in­volved as they like, or just choose to en­joy the ex­pe­ri­ence of swim­ming with whale sharks (March to late July), or do­ing full-day dive or snorkel trips. ex­mouth­div­ing.com.au; aus­tralian­wildlife­jour­neys.com

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