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Explore the Sea Floor

Main Project Information
Goal Help out with marine research projects!
Task Identify kelp and sea urchins in images of the seafloor.
Where Online only

Explore the Seafloor is an online citizen science project undertaken by ABC Science in conjunction with the Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS).

We’ll be asking for help with identifying kelp images of the seafloor. This job is normally done by research assistants and is time-consuming and laborious. In Explore the Seafloor we’ll be taking a crowd-sourcing approach to reduce this workload and ask regular folk to get involved and help the scientists with their research work.

How to Join

You don't need to go anywhere – simply look at seafloor photos online and tag what you see. We’ll help with tutorials and information. You’ll be assisting in important scientific research, and you could also win an underwater camera.

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Required Gear

computer & internet access

Ideal Age Group Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families
Spend the Time indoors
Type of Activity Exclusively online
Media Mentions
and Publications
Tags abc, australia, explore, floor, kelp, sea, urchin
Project Updated 05/23/2018