Walrus from Space census seeks public help to spot animals in satellite images

Thu, 14 Oct 2021 05:00:41 GMT 8

Walrus from Space census seeks public help to spot animals in satellite images


Project aims to give scientists a better understanding of how global heating is affecting the species

Conservationists are on the hunt for “citizen scientists” to spot walruses from their own home to help track populations of the creatures and give scientists an understanding of how many are left in the wild.

Keen-eyed members of the public are being asked to scour images of the Arctic taken from space for the blubbery mammals and report any sightings to WWF and the British Antarctic Survey, as part of a census of Atlantic walrus and walrus from the Laptev Sea.

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