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Happywhale

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Marine mammals face global threats such as commercial whaling, fishing and pollution. These challenges jeopardise their survival and the balance of marine environments. Happywhale is on a mission to enhance understanding and concern for marine ecosystems through conservation science and education. By sharing your images of marine mammals, you can help learn more about these magnificent creatures, their migratory patterns and population dynamics. They use state-of-the-art image processing algorithms to match whale photos with scientific collections. This newly developed efficiency now makes global whale tracking more possible than ever.

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Help humanity better understand the world’s whales, and to use this understanding to better protect whales and their ocean environment.

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Photograph marine mammals and submit to Happywhale's database for analysis

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Thanks to a network that is 7000+ contributors strong and the best fluke matching algorithm in the world, the organisers, HappyWhale, now know more than 40,000 humpbacks. In some regions of the North American west coast they know over 90% of individual humpbacks.

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Every day we receive 500 to 1000 images of marine mammals around the world. We work hard to ID every one, and tell you immediately what we’ve found. We have seen that immediate feedback is hugely valued by both research collaborators and citizen scientists!

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