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Welcome to DragonSearch South Australia

Hi DS SA team,

Thanks for joining the project, and for taking seadragon photos and uploading them here. One of the aims of this project is to identify individual seadragons over space and time, using recognisable markers on the head and body. It is an extension of a pilot project undertaken by divers in SA in 2013-14, for which the results will be available soon, as a report, and as a educational poster in public / social media. The pilot project was voluntarily extended to 2016+ on an opportunistic basis, so that we could learn more about the fate of individual seadragons over time. It is also an extension of the original Dragon Search program in southern Australia, upon which some of use here in SA worked intermittently for 10 years. Visual databases and mapping programs such as iNaturalist are a more collaborative and engaging way for divers to log their sightings, compared with the paper form and web-based form, used in the original program during the 1990s ...more ↓

Posted on August 26, 2019 08:23 by marinejanine marinejanine | 0 comments | Leave a comment

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This is a project page for divers to add images of seadragons photographed at specific locations in South Australia.

Community-based seadragon research has been undertaken in South Australia since 1995. The Dragon Search program commenced in SA at that time, and later expanded to 4 other States. Citizen-science based research and monitoring projects on seadragons remain ...more ↓

Mini marinejanine created this project on August 21, 2019
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