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|
|Where||Online only Satellites Over Seals (SOS)|
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.
|Project Timing||Project will close by the end of June 2018.|
|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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