Citizen Science, Marine Life

Reef Life Survey and species diversity

As a participant in citizen science you can learn new things, explore new places and ideas, and have fun! It can even make a valued contribution to science – which is exactly what trained recreational scuba divers, who participated in the global project ‘Reef Life Survey’, did for a new paper published in Nature recently….

This article originally appeared in Marine Scientist in February 2014.  Marine Scientist is only available in print format.

Image: Coral reef, Pacific. Photo by Tom Nugent, 2008.  WorldFish/Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

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