The marine rangers are a new program that started in late 2013. It is funded through Darwin Port offsets managed by the Department of Land Resource Management and North Australian Marine Research Alliance, managed by Charles Darwin University. Under the program, we employ four young Aboriginal people who work closely with DLRM staff and CDU researchers on a variety of marine environmental monitoring projects. Recent projects have included:
- Dolphin Monitoring
- Turtle tagging
- Shore bird counts
- Mammal trapping
Like our other rangers, they also receive training in Conservation and Land Management (CALM). It is a popular program because of all the time people spend on the water.