Home : BirdCast Large Pelagics Research Center - Improves Management of Large Pelagic Marine Species Get involved! Help the Large Pelagics Research Center improve scientific understanding of large pelagic species by supporting and participating in co-operative research projects. The LPRC initiated its Tag A Tiny program in 2006 to study the annual migration paths and habitat use of juvenile Atlantic bluefin tuna. Through this co-operative tagging program, which uses tags from The Billfish Foundation (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) recreational anglers and charter captains catch, measure and release juvenile bluefin with conventional “spaghetti”-ID tags. If you are a recreational fisherman, please consider joining our tagging efforts. The distribution of sizes of tagged fish and the number of traditional tags put out by Tag A Tiny participants since 2006. Click on the tags on the map below to see the number of fish tagged in each general area by Tag A Tiny participants. Visit our Facebook Page to see the tags that have been recaptured. Tag A Tiny Conventional Tag Releases by Area 3. 1/2. 3. 1. 2/3.
Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships National Moth Week | Exploring Nighttime Nature Technology Evolution MegaLab Did you know that thanks to a common little snail you can find in your garden, in the park or under a hedge, you can see evolution in your own back yard? OK, so evolution is a very slow process. Life on Earth started about three-and-a-half billion years ago! Banded snails It may look like banded snails are dressed-to-kill, but really they are dressed not to be killed. Help us find out Have shell colours and bands changed where there are fewer thrushes? Shell colour also affects how sensitive a snail is to temperature. Have shell colours changed with our warming climate? Learn more! Find out more in The science page.
Instructional Shifts About | SKYWARN® National | Severe Weather Spotters, Local SKYWARN® Groups, Severe Weather Information, SKYWARN® Training The effects of severe weather are felt every year by many Americans. To obtain critical weather information, NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS), part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, established SKYWARN® with partner organizations. SKYWARN® is a volunteer program with nearly 290,000 trained severe weather spotters. Although SKYWARN® spotters provide essential information for all types of weather hazards, the main responsibility of a SKYWARN® spotter is to identify and describe severe local storms. Since the program started in the 1970s, the information provided by SKYWARN® spotters, coupled with Doppler radar technology, improved satellite and other data, has enabled NWS to issue more timely and accurate warnings for tornadoes, severe thunderstorms and flash floods. SKYWARN® storm spotters are part of the ranks of citizens who form the Nation’s first line of defense against severe weather. Who is Eligible? How Can I Get Involved?
Scientific Practices Citizen Science: Wildlife Observation Data Collection Skip to main navigation Many people enjoy observing wildlife in many different ways. Occasionally there are opportunities for you to help the Bureau of Wildlife collect valuable data. In some cases this may require special effort but, in many cases all that is required is recording what you see while bird watching, hunting, hiking, scouting, etc. Citing Evidence Monarch Larva Monitoring Project (MLMP) - Home What do FeederWatch data tell us? Who are the people behind FeederWatch? Participants across North America are at the core of Project FeederWatch. But besides the army of citizen scientists collecting information on birds at their feeders, several people in the United States and Canada are responsible for archiving and analyzing the data and the day-to-day operation of the project. Project FeederWatch is administered in the United States by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology (CLO) and in Canada by Bird Studies Canada (BSC). Emma GreigProject Leader, U.S. Emma Greig joined Project FeederWatch in 2013. Anne Marie JohnsonSusan NewmanProject Assistants, U.S. Anne Marie Johnson and Susan Newman do a great job of keeping FeederWatch running smoothly. Kerrie WilcoxProject Leader, Canada Kerrie Wilcox took over Project FeederWatch at Bird Studies Canada in the fall of 2005. Kris DobneyRosie KirtonProject Assistants, Canada Rosie Kirton and Kris Dobney provide participant support. Volunteers, U.S. Additional Staff Support
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