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    12097: Developing photo-identification software for individual recognition of Australian sea lions through a community-based approach

    Researcher Sylvia Osterrieder taking photos of sea lions at distance (always more than 10m as recommended by the guidelines). Courtesy Pamela Sutton, Department of Parks and Wildlife
    Researcher Sylvia Osterrieder taking photos of sea lions at distance (always more than 10m as recommended by the guidelines). Courtesy Pamela Sutton, Department of Parks and Wildlife

    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.

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