The great Victorian Fish Count,
This year we’d love you to join us for an online presentation with amazing speakers to kick the Fish Count off. The RSVP is below
Come along next Thursday evening at 6pm (22 October) to hear from marine scientists, discover our Great Victorian Fish Count ‘feature fish’, the Victorian Scalyfin, witness the wonder of Giant Smooth Rays and learn all about ‘The Count’.
Join us for an hour to celebrate the Great Victorian Fish Count with one of the grouchiest fish in the sea and one of the most graceful
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In a year that has seen more surfing the web than the ocean, we hope you’ve found consolation in our many online offerings.
One of the usual highlights of our year is the Great Victorian Fish Count, the biggest citizen science event on Victoria’s marine calendar.
Normally we’d launch the program with nibbles and tipples in the Green Building, where amazing speakers and amazing people gather to learn about Victoria’s marine life.
This year we’d love you to join us for an online presentation with amazing speakers to kick the Fish Count off.
Come along next Thursday evening at 6pm (22 October) to hear from marine scientists, discover our Great Victorian Fish Count ‘feature fish’, the Victorian Scalyfin, witness the wonder of Giant Smooth Rays and learn all about ‘The Count’.RSVP TO THE ONLINE LAUNCH
About the Great Victorian Fish Count evening launch
- The Grouchy: The Victorian Scalyfin is a territorial, sometimes grouchy but also super cute fish. Before My Octopus Teacher, we had Mark Norman (Parks Victoria). Mark spent 160 hours observing these fascinating species at Victoria’s iconic Popes Eye.
- The Graceful: The effortless movement of our giant smooth rays and southern eagle rays captivates everyone from the diver in the water to the person watching from the pier. But what are they doing and where are they when we are not watching them? Joni Pini-Fitzsimmons has the answers, well… at least some of them.
- The Great: To talk all things Great Victorian Fish Count we will have Reefwatch’s Nicole Mertens filling us in on what we found last year and presenting us with a roadmap for Fish Count 2020.
The Great Victorian Fish Count sees divers and snorkelers, community groups and ocean-lovers plunge into the water to count and record marine fish.
This year, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Great Victorian Fish Count will be a bit different. But rest assured, when the time is right and it is safe to do so we look forward to having the Victorian community counting fish with their local groups.
These activities are so important for marine conservation in our incredible state waters.
Hope to see you on the 22 October!
Take care and stay safe,
Matt Ruchel with the ReefWatch team
ReefWatch is our marine citizen-science program training volunteers like you to collect important information about Victoria’s unique marine life.
Find out more here.