[MARMAM] Call for contributions from experts

Anka Aguacate sharmelana at gmail.com
Fri Mar 22 04:03:01 PDT 2019

SEAFARI is a non-profit effort to encourage and facilitate public
engagement in marine mammal studies and rescue. SEAFARI is an app freely
available for both iOS and Android. It allows users to log sightings of
marine mammals anywhere in the world, and provides them with some
information on the species. Information such as GPS position, behaviour,
group size etc. as well as pictures can also be submitted. All sightings
are then confirmed manually by the app administrator. All data collected
via the app are freely available to researchers upon request.

At the moment the app is somewhat Africa-centric, but we are trying to fill
in the information on the missing species. Thus we would like to invite
specialists in their taxa to provide us with a brief note and/or good
pictures of their focal species, that could be used as an educational base
for SEAFARI users.
We are particularly interested in:

Atlantic white-sided dolphin
Amazon river dolphin
Australian humpback dolphin
Beluga whale
Bowhead whale
Commerson‘s dolphin
Dall‘s porpoise
North Atlantic right whale
North Pacific right whale
Omura‘s whale
Peale‘s dolphin
White-beaked dolphin

All efforts are voluntary, and the running costs paid from a private
pocket. The app does not and will not generate any income, and is free for
everyone together with the collected data. Thus we are not able to provide
any payment for your contributions.

If you are interested in a small collaboration please contact:
Alex Vogel at  seafari.app at gmail.com
or Anna Osiecka at ann.osiecka at gmail.com

Kindest regards!
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