Citizen Science is good Science!
Read this - and here is the paper!
Now we finally dispose of some powerful evidence that despite of many critical voices, citizen science really does work.
Of course we knew that already.
We've been employing trained observers to record data on Shark Reef since 2003, and those observations have been the backbone of many of Juerg's papers where they have complemented the data
WA Shark Cull - Public Assessment!
There are new developments.
For once, this is good news.
As hoped for, there will be a Public Environmental Review of the Shark cull, with a four-week public submission period.
But please, be careful with those submissions!
There will be a formal process (good fact sheet here!) and those dudes are not those maligned politicians but people that generally know what they are
Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie!
Diego Cardeñosa inserting a tiny PIT tag for estimating the population size via mark-recapture - source.
We got ourselves another minuscule Bull Shark!
Kudos to Projects Abroad's Shark supremo Diego for having doggedly persevered and finally managed to hit the right combination of habitat, current, temperature and salinity!
May this be the start of many more such exploits?