Final Results from the Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary Eco-Hunt




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Image:  Wattle Blue butterfly    (Theclinesthes miskini)   by Lisa    CC BY-NC

Image: Wattle Blue butterfly (Theclinesthes miskini) by Lisa CC BY-NC

Image:  Spectacled Monarch ( Symposiachrus trivirgatus )  by Samantha    CC BY-NC

Image: Spectacled Monarch (Symposiachrus trivirgatusby Samantha CC BY-NC

Image:  Golden Jelly Fungus  (  Tremella mesenterica)   by Princess Ruby    CC BY-NC

Image: Golden Jelly Fungus (Tremella mesenterica) by Princess Ruby CC BY-NC

Image:   Phyllocharis   by   Princess Ruby    CC BY-NC

Image: Phyllocharis by Princess Ruby CC BY-NC

Image:  Golden Whistler ( Pachycephala pectoralis )  by   Princess Ruby    CC BY-NC

Image: Golden Whistler (Pachycephala pectoralisby Princess Ruby CC BY-NC

Image:  Elegant Snake-eyed Skink ( Cryptoblepharus pulcher)   by Heather Smith    CC BY-NC

Image: Elegant Snake-eyed Skink (Cryptoblepharus pulcher) by Heather Smith CC BY-NC

Image:  Passionvine Hopper  (  Scolypopa australis  )   by   laurenalexis    CC BY-NC

Image: Passionvine Hopper (Scolypopa australis) by laurenalexis CC BY-NC

Featured Sightings



    Champion Spotter

    Highest overall score for an individual based on sightings submitted.

    Prize: $100 voucher from Whites IGA Bli Bli

    Princess Ruby
    score: 3,021


    Champion Identifier

    Highest score from correct IDs provided by an individual (through the in-game QuestaLab or the QuestaGame's Bio-Expertise Engine) during the competition and until the time that all competition sightings have been verified.

    Prize: 1 Family Pass (2A3C) on Maroochy Nature Cruises

    score: 2,323
    Prize Winner: *

    score: 1,410

    * Note: The Champion Identifier and runners-up have nominated to donate their prize to the next runner-up.


    Best Find

    Highest scoring individual sighting.

    Prize:  Family Day Pass for the River Shore Resort (with credit to be used in restaurant or bar)

    Image: Golden Whistler   by Heather Smith    CC BY-NC

    Image: Golden Whistler by Heather Smith CC BY-NC

    Heather Smith
    Golden Whistler
    score: 237


    Active Adventurer Prize Draw

    One QuestaGamer who has submitted at least 3 eligible sightings within the competition period, drawn at random.

    Prize: 1 Family Pass (2A3C) on Maroochy Nature Cruises


    Prize sponsors:


    Highlights from last year's Eco-Hunt:

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    Know your Fiddler from your Mud crabs?

    That's great! Then why not identify sightings through the Bio-Expertise Engine? You'll be helping budding naturalists learn, and ensuring high quality data for research (see QuestaGame's data on You'll could even win the Champion Identifier prize!

    And why not choose a local Sunhine Coast environmental group as your cause through our Pays to Know Nature Fund? You'll be earning them rewards for each correct ID you provide.

    QuestaGame's conservation partners:

    The Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary Eco-Hunt is just one of many QuestaGame BioQuest that you can be a part of. BioQuesting with QuestaGame will empower you to experience, learn about, and protect the diversity of life on Earth. You'll be taken on an adventure into nature, where you'll see the life around you in a whole new light.

    • experience nature on real outdoor adventures.

    • learn secrets of the life around you with expert feedback on all your sightings.

    • help protect the environment 

      • your sightings will contribute to biodiversity research.

      • your correct IDs will help support QuestaGame's environmental partners (learn how).

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