Sea Slug Census #8 March 5-8

We're Back! After a hiatus in October, ReefWatch and the VNPA are so excited to be running another Sea Slug Census in Melbourne/Victoria. If you have never been involved a run down can be found here (https://vnpa.org.au/programs/sea-slug-census/)

Put simply, you spend as much time as you can over the four days looking for and photographing anything that looks like a sea slug and send your images into ReefWatch or post here (Also join and add your images to the Victorian Nudibranchs iNaturalist page https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/victorian-nudibranch). To date we have recorded 184 species and found a few new species. I am excited to see if we can add several more.

To make it a bit more fun this year, the gauntlet has been thrown down to Victorian "Sluggers" by "Sluggoes" in Lord Howe Island, Sunshine Coast, Nelson Bay, Exmouth and Vanuatu! Professor Steve Smith from Southern Cross University, one of the establishers of the Sea Slug Census has said that "The challenge will focus on most number of species found but also, to encourage searching in different habitats and hosts, the taxonomic spread of the species list."

For more info on Sea Slug Census' across the country check in here
https://www.facebook.com/groups/721000354654850
For more information on Nudibranchs in Victoria check out here
https://www.facebook.com/groups/nudibranchsvictoria

Happy Slug hunting
Kade

Posted by kade kade, February 10, 2021 23:15

Comments

This is so wonderful! I thoroughly enjoy looking at these sea slug observations (I've yet to see one myself!). Looking through the observations allows me to live vicariously through you all. :) Thanks!

Posted by sambiology 9 months ago (Flag)

Thanks @sambiology if you ever find yourself down this way I would be delighted to take you on Slug hunt!

Posted by kade 8 months ago (Flag)

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