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Ocean Sanctuaries collaborates with National Geographic to roll out new tool

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San Diego's newest ocean-related nonprofit, Ocean Sanctuaries.org is collaborating with National Geographic to roll out their most recent citizen science tool, called 'Fieldscope'--especially adapted for tracking sharks in San Diego.

Local divers can log sightings and photos of Leopard sharks, Horn sharks, Angel sharks, Tope sharks as well as pelagic species such as Blue, Mako, Great White and Thresher sharks at:

http://oceansanctuaries.org/wordpress/citizen-science-projects/fieldscope/

National Geographic has been on the cutting edge of citizen science for some time now.

"For over 125 years, National Geographic has explored and documented the farthest corners of the planet. FieldScope is an interactive mapping platform that extends the tools of exploration and investigation to everyday science enthusiasts. This digital tool enables citizen scientists to document and understand the world around them––both in the classroom and in outdoor settings."

For more information on Fieldscope, see here: http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/programs/fieldscope/?a...

The 'Sharks of San Diego' adaptation of Fieldscope is in addition to a separate program run by Ocean Sanctuaries to track Sevengill sharks in the San Diego area.

See here for more information: http://oceansanctuaries.org/wordpress/citizen-science-projects/

The Fieldscope app for smartphones is available for both Androids on Google Play as well as for iPhones here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fieldscope-data-collector/id820381057?mt...

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