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Jellywatch.org

Monitoring the status of the ocean and jellyfish populations through mobile user-submitted reports.

Jellywatch.org

Jellywatch.org is a global citizen-science project that engages the public in monitoring the status of the ocean, and jellyfish populations in particular. The web database and mobile apps allow entry of sightings and exploration of user-submitted reports. The goals are to develop a worldwide time-series of jellyfish populations as a resource for ocean-goers (swimmers, surfers, and fisherman) and for management agencies. More information on this project can be found at: Jellywatch.org

 

Keywords:

Topic - ocean health, marine biology, coastal, jellyfish, red tide

Audience - all

Location - global

Goals - research, monitoring, education

 

Contact:

 Steven Haddock, Researcher, MBARI 

 steve {at} jellywatch [dot] org

 831-775-1793

Citizen science, volunteer monitoring, participatory action research... this site supports organizers of all initiatives where public participants are involved in scientific research.

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