Citizen Science

By . Image credit Blair Outhwaite. 2018 december

Citizen science – observations from the public – can be very helpful to the study of dolphins.

That’s one of the focus points in Blair Outhwaite’s thesis called ‘The Ecology of the Bottlenose dolphins in the Hauraki Gulf’, which he completed last month.

Members of Facebook groups, for example, put up photos of whale sightings, providing him with useful information about their movements. Read more about his research here.

 

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