April 15, 2014 12:08 PM Subscribe
Hunt the endangered California condor -- for science!"There are only around 200 California Condors living in the wild and they are in serious danger from lead poisoning, which they get by eating carcasses shot with lead bullets. Getting a better idea of how they interact and socialise is crucial to ongoing conservation efforts.
posted by mudpuppie (9 comments total)
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Using camera traps, ecologists in the US have been observing them in the wild. However the sheer volume of images is now overwhelming. Starting today we need your help to look through the first set of data: 264,000 images of condors eating, socialising, and nesting. Ecologists need everyone's help to identify the individual birds from their numbered tags. Your efforts on this project will help preserve an endangered species - and we think that's really special."
View the pictures, click on the animals, to help narrow the pool for ecologists. From the folks who brought us (the very addictive) Snapshot Serengeti