Stars to the Sea
|Presented By||Vermilion Sea Institute|
|Goal||Identify new and returning whale sharks in the Sea of Cortez|
|Task||Photograph whale sharks in the water|
The Vermilion Sea Institute (VSI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit working in Baja, Mexico to foster sustainable and enriching relationships between human societies and the ecosystems that support them. Through an exciting citizen science focused program called Stars to the Sea, VSI seeks to train volunteer field researchers this August and September to capture photographs of whale sharks visiting Bahia de los Angeles (where VSI's field station is located), apply spot pattern recognition software to identify new or revisiting individuals, and help share the project findings with the local community and beyond.
|How to Join||
To register for the 2017 Stars to the Sea program, please follow the link below and fill out all of the required information. Registration forms must be completed for each individual attending the trip. Please note that Registration is not complete until payment is received.
|Participation Fee what||$935|
|Ideal Age Group||High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults|
|Average Time||Several hours|
|Spend the Time||outdoors|
|Type of Activity||In oceans, streams, rivers, lakes|
|Tags||baja, biology, citizen science, citizen science monitoring, citizen science sharks, fieldwork, marine, marine biology, mexico, ocean, shark, sharks, volunteer, whale shark, whale sharks|
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