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Snapshot Serengeti
"Over the last 45 years, the University of Minnesota Lion Project has discovered a lot about lions – everything from why they have manes to why they live in groups. Now we’re turning our sights to understanding how an entire community of large animals interacts. We currently monitor 24 lion prides in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, using radio-tracking. To collect information about other species, we’ve set out a grid of 225 camera traps. With photographs from these cameras, we’re able to study how over 30 species are distributed across the landscape – and how they interact with lions and one another."

[via: http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/slide-show-secret-lives-of-the-serengeti
and http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-snapshot-serengeti-20150610-story.html

See also: http://e360.yale.edu/feature/camera_traps_emerge_as_key_tool_in_wildlife_research/2469/
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/03/pictures/130301-giant-armadillos-rare-science-animals-brazil/ ]
animals  cameras  photography  identification  crowdsourcing  africa  science  zooniverse  tanzania  serengeti 
june 2015 by robertogreco
Whaling Songs | HiLobrow
"Imagine, if you will, a Venn Diagram composed of the following sets: Coders. Musicians. Marine Biologists. Paul Winter. Leonard Nimoy. Your high school English teacher. And Ishmael.

The sole resident of the intersecting set would be, of course, a whale.

Or perhaps the whale’s trace, in the form of a song."
whales  whale.fm  animals  biology  nature  science  sound  marinebiology  whalesongs  leonardnimoy  paulwinter  mobydick  zooniverse  crowdsourcing  venndiagrams  moby-dick 
december 2011 by robertogreco
Zooniverse - Ancient Lives
"The data gathered by Ancient Lives helps scholars study the Oxyrhynchus collection. Transcriptions collected digitally are combined with human and computer logic to identify known texts and documents."
oxyrhynchus  ancientgreece  ancientgreeks  history  zooniverse 
november 2011 by robertogreco
Whales [whale.fm]
"You can help marine researchers understand what whales are saying. Listen to the large sound and find the small one that matches it best. Click 'Help' below for an interactive guide."
whales  whalesongs  nature  sound  zooniverse  science  animals  whale.fm 
november 2011 by robertogreco

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