Help Researchers at the University of Minnesota Spot Seals

If you like Zooniverse crowdsourcing projects, you’ll love sealspotting! “[Michelle] LaRue and her team of researchers turned to crowdsourcing platform Tomnod (which means ‘big eye’ in Mongolian), to help scour 300 miles of the Antarctic coastline. Typically, a project like this would take years—’If I wanted to do it myself, it would take forever,’ LaRue said—but with the help of at-home volunteers, the research team expects to get sense of the seal population in a fraction of that time.”

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