Scientists will be presenting the results from the pioneering project that will allow ecologists to harness people power to discover how coral reefs are responding to climate change, at INTECOL, the world's largest international ecology meeting, the Courier-Mail reported.
The leader of the research Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, from the University of Queensland, said that the new technology would allow his team to rapidly understand the distribution and abundance of key organisms such as corals, at large scales.
Hoegh-Guldberg asserted that his team is now planning to involve online citizens to help them count a wide range of organisms that appear in the high-definition images.
Hoegh-Guldberg asserted that anyone with access to a computer will be able to help them log creatures such as stingrays, turtles, fish and Crown of Thorns starfish.
--ANI (Posted on 20-08-2013)