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Perspectives in Marine Citizen Science

    Author: Michael Bear1
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    Affiliations: 1: Ocean Sanctuaries, San Diego, CA 92126
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    • Published 01 March 2016
    • ©2016 Author(s). Published by the American Society for Microbiology.
    • [open-access] This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/legalcode), which grants the public the nonexclusive right to copy, distribute, or display the published work.

    • Corresponding author. Mailing address: 1981 Caminito El Canario, San Diego, CA 92037. Phone: 858-333-2911. E-mail: mbear4@gmail.com.
    Source: J. Microbiol. Biol. Educ. March 2016 vol. 17 no. 1 56-59. doi:10.1128/jmbe.v17i1.1037
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    Abstract:

    Citizen science can be defined as the process by which any non-scientist collects data or uses the scientific method under the guidance or mentorship of a scientist. This article presents an overview of several marine citizen-science projects as practiced by three non-profit organizations.

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Abstract:

Citizen science can be defined as the process by which any non-scientist collects data or uses the scientific method under the guidance or mentorship of a scientist. This article presents an overview of several marine citizen-science projects as practiced by three non-profit organizations.

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FieldScope Shark Sighting Data.

Source: J. Microbiol. Biol. Educ. March 2016 vol. 17 no. 1 56-59. doi:10.1128/jmbe.v17i1.1037
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