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Tag that penguin!

Post by John F » Thu Sep 18, 2014 4:07 pm

More citizen-participation science, and rather more fun than the protein-folding game of some years back. Look at the photo, tag each penguin in it with a mouse click, and you've done your bit for biological research in Antarctica.

http://www.penguinwatch.org/#/

If you want more explanation of what this is about, "BBC Inside Science" on BBC Radio 4 provides it, toward the end of the program. Briefly: "In a new citizen science project, 'penguinologists' are asking the public to classify images of penguin colonies in Antarctica, to help the team monitor their health. Thousands of images taken by remote cameras monitoring over 30 colonies around the Southern Ocean are being posted online." Other topics of interest in the program too:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04gwlln
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