12097: Developing photo-identification software for individual recognition of Australian sea lions through a community-based approach
This project will develop photo identification software for individual recognition of endangered Australian sea lions.
Photos taken by community members during eco-tourism activities will be used to identify individual sea lions by their whisker spot patterns.
A public-access blog will be created for community members to upload their photos, track progress of the activity and learn about sea lions.
Information collected will assist in the assessment of sea lion population dynamics.
It is hoped that the method will be transferred to other related species.
|Investment:||$ 16 864|
|Delivery organisation:||Centre for Marine Science and Technology, Curtin University|
|Project duration:||February 2013 - September 2014|
|Location:||Islands frequented by sea lions along the Perth metropolitan coastline and at breeding islands in the Abrolhos Islands and off of Albany.|