Social media used to collect information on marine wilderness

Just offshore from the rust-colored cliffs of northwestern Australia lie what could be the world’s richest petroleum and natural gas fields. The site is also “the last great marine wilderness left on Earth,” said Duke University marine biologist Dave Johnston.

To study the remaining wilderness, Johnston has teamed with a Duke alumnus and Australian colleagues at Murdoch University to create a citizen science experiment that will collect observations of the one of the last great marine wildernesses on earth by local residents, traditional owners and tourists through social media tools… Read more

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