Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Mapping Australian Marine Life

Red Maps' Spot.Log.Map is an Australian citizen science project set-up to record uncommon marine species around the Australian coast. By asking members of the public to submit uncommon marine life in the seas around Australia the project hopes to see which marine species may be extending their range in response to changes in the environment, such as ocean warming.

The site includes a Google Map on the project's home page, which animates through photos of the latest sightings reported to Spot.Log.Map. If you click on the 'sightings' tab you can also view a map of all the uncommon sightings logged by Spot.Log.Map contributors. The map includes the option to filter the sightings displayed on the map by marine species.

If you register with Red Map or sign-in with a Facebook account you can contribute to this citizen science project by mapping your own sightings of uncommon marine species.

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