More than 70 sightings of unusual marine plants and animals (mostly fish) have been in recorded in the south-west by recreational fishers and divers since 2012 and logged on Redmap.
Roundfaced batfish and the striking looking Giant oarfish have regularly been sighted in recent years in the south west while recreational fishers have been catching plenty of redthroat emperor further south than was usual before the 2011 marine heatwave.
Calls for action:
Find something unusual while fishing or diving, Spot. Log. Map on Redmap to log a sighting.
Roundface Batfish, near Dunsborough, Credit: Reef Vision