classifying the ocean bottom
September 14, 2012 3:14 PM Subscribe
posted by cmyk (14 comments total)
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The makers of Galaxy Zoo
are not satisfied with classifying the cold depths of space. They also want to classify the slightly less cold depths of the ocean, with Seafloor Explorer
, where anyone and everyone can help find and identify scallops, sea stars, crustaceans, and Other on various parts of the Atlantic ocean floor. Rarely there are fish. Often, there is sand. It seems to go on forever and often is full of starfish
, is well known on the Blue.
All of these are part of the Zooniverse
collection of crowdsourced scientific identification sites, so if sand and clams aren't your thing, one of their other projects might be.
There is, however, no "Your mom" classification for miscellaneous oceanic lifeforms.