Help whale shark conservation from home

CITIZEN scientists are being urged to get involved in the conservation of Ningaloo Reef’s whale sharks by helping to transcribe daily reports on the species.

A volunteer program set up by the Atlast of Living Australia along with Sydney’s Australian Museum lets online participants get actively involved in conservation efforts.

Volunteer Portal team leader Paul Flemons said the online volunteers, or “citizen scientists”, helped provide critical information about the species by transcribing the daily report of spotter planes over Ningaloo Reef, 1200km north of Perth.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/help-whale-shark-conservation-from-home/story-fndo486p-1226455086857

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