SNHS- Citizen Science Project
March 16, 2016
The citizen-science project I chose to do was for http://www.zooniverse.org, and my job was identifying individual Humpback Whales by describing the patterns on their tails, this is was helpful because in filing the patterns on the tails, I was able to help guide their computer algorithms match new whales to whales that have existed longer. This was an a beneficial task for the science community along with Zooniverse, because in identifying individual tails scientists can better understand their behavior, population trends, personalities, and their conservation issues. I learned the importance of individual whale tails and their significance to the science community by identifying these tails.