Satellites Over Seals (SOS)
|Presented By||Tomnod.com, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF)|
|Goal||Determine population numbers for Weddell Seals in Antarctica|
|Task||Participants tag satellite images for Weddell seals|
Scientists are asking the public’s help in searching satellite images of Antarctica. This is the first-ever, comprehensive count of Weddell seals. Documenting how the seals’ population numbers change over time will help researchers better understand how climate change and commercial fishing in the Antarctic impact these iconic species.
|How to Join||
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We need your help examining thousands satellite photos of the Antarctic perimeter. Go the website http://www.tomnod.com/, scroll down to the Weddell seal project. This project will be available until June 20th, 2017.
|Project Timing||Project will close by the end of June 2017.|
|Special Skills||use of computer and mouse|
|Ideal Age Group||Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families, Seniors|
|Ideal Frequency||Just once|
|Average Time||Less than an hour|
|Spend the Time||indoors|
|Type of Activity||Exclusively online, At school, At a science center, zoo or aquarium, At home|
|Tags||antarctica, antarctic seals, count the seals, polar seals, satellite images, species count, weddell seals|
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