Tide Pool Monitoring Program
It will utilize the widely available and easy to use iNaturalist citizen science data collection app, to enable members of the general public to photograph and upload the most common types of species they find, to the database at the California Academy of Sciences, where experts are available to evaluate these data. (photo – visitcalifornia)
Citizen Scientists Can Contribute
More and more, citizen scientists are in a unique position to contribute observations about keystone species so that scientists can evaluate the ongoing impacts of climate change and ocean acidification. (photo – Scott Davenport)
By Michael Bear, Citizen Science Director
See these Related Blue Ocean Network posts on Citizen Science:
Summit: 2015, Citizen Science, Dive Tourism as tools for conservation, The value of coral reefs. Local activism and engagement.
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