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)