Seal Spotter – People Powered Research

Australian fur seals play an important role in Australia’s marine ecosystems, particularly around Phillip Island. To better understand them, the Phillip Island Nature Parks are calling for your help.

SealSpotter allows anyone with a computer to help with the management and protection of our oceans by counting seals in images captured with a UAV (a.k.a ‘drone’). This allows Nature Parks scientists to analyse seal population and marine debris entanglement data faster and more accurately, leading to a greater understanding of their world and the threats they face.

The SealSpotter portal is open until 31 May, 2021. Log on to contribute before it closes again!