Citizen Science

Observations of cetaceans from land in Northern Portugal and the first white harbour porpoise seen in Iberian Peninsula waters

Observations of cetaceans from land in Northern Portugal and the first white harbour porpoise seen in Iberian Peninsula waters

Discover how volunteers and citizen scientists are helping uncover the illusive world of the Iberian Peninsula’s cetaceans - and Gaspar ,one of just 34 white harbour porpoises to have ever been recorded anywhere in the world, and the first off the Iberian Peninsula in this guest post from Itziar Burgués & Tara Callahan

Ocean Connections

Ocean Connections

An online map/database of NGOs (non-governmental organisations) and CBOs (community based organisations) that work on ocean/coastal issues.

Conference Closeup: Introducing YOUMARES

Conference Closeup: Introducing YOUMARES

YOUMARES – a conference run by, and dedicated to, budding and early-career marine scientists - is taking place in Germany this September. Simon Jungblut tells us more!

Reef Life Survey and species diversity

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)