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Objective

Wildbook - MantaMatcher
To engage the public in wildlife research and conservation efforts; MantaMatcher makes use of data collected by tourists and citizen scientists sighting wildlife in local research and conservation projects.

Targeted Species & Habitats

Wildbook - MantaMatcher

About this project

Wildbook - MantaMatcher

Especially in the marine environment,  difficult and expensive to access, arriving at a critical mass of data for population analysis can take years. This results in excessively long research studies, which result anyway in conclusions drawn with too few data and too coarse analysis.

Wildbook® is an open source software framework to support collaborative mark-recapture, molecular ecology, and social ecology studies, especially where citizen science and artificial intelligence can help scale up projects. It allows projects to obtain, curate, and analyze “Big Data”, such as the potential of citizen scientists to collect and contribute large volumes of wildlife data through tourism and volunteerism.

Manta rays are widely distributed, migratory, and have unique spot patterning on their underside that can be used to identify individuals. Wildbook® - MantaMatcher is the first global online manta ray database, managing manta ray sighting and identifications worldwide. MantaMatcher also promotes collaborations by way of cross-referencing different study sites. Scientists can now examine if populations are shared between neighboring countries, examine regional and long distance movements, and examine the lifespans of manta rays.

Multimedia and photos

Wildbook - MantaMatcher

How can I contribute?

Manta Matcher
You don't need to be a researcher to contribute. Any diver or snorkeler with a camera can identify an individual manta ray. By uploading your manta identification photos, and information about your manta encounter, you too can help global manta ray research and conservation.

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The Quies

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North Wales

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Causeway Coast & Glens

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Teelin

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Lisbon region

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Catalonia

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Barcelona

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