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Canid Howl Project

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Presented By National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis at the University of Tennessee
Goal Understand the vocal behavior of dogs, wolves and other canids.
Task Listen to howls and help decipher their spectrograms.
Where Online only

Come listen to the enchanting, haunting sounds of wolves, coyotes, and dogs, and help us better understand and conserve these species.

Analysing these recordings is difficult and time consuming. It's easy to make mistakes, and mistakes can change the conclusions that we draw. But here's where you can help! By having hundreds, even thousands of volunteers giving their own analysis of the canid howls, we can investigate the role of these sounds, and understand more about the social behaviour of the whole range of canid species and breeds.

You can also donate your dog's howl for the project.

How to Join

To participate in canid howl anaylsis, read through the tutorial, type in your name and press "Get me an image" to start listening and analyzing! Link to the tutorial is here:

To donate your dog's howl, click here:

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Ideal Age Group College, Graduate students, Adults
Spend the Time indoors
Type of Activity Exclusively online
Tags canid, canine, dogs, wolves
Project Updated 04/21/2017