Australian fur seals play an important role in Australia’s marine ecosystems, particularly around Phillip Island.

To better understand them, Phillip Island Nature Parks needs your help with its annual ‘SealSpotter’ project.

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.

Start by watching the video on Nature Parks’ website, then click through to get started. What are you waiting for? See link below:

http://natureparksresearch.com.au/sealSpotter/