The community science page of Spyfish Aotearoa is active and +700 underwater videos have already been classified!
Explanatory video of Spyfish Aotearoa.
Video produced by Likuid Media
The underwater videos are part of the New Zealand Department of Conservation monitoring scheme of New Zealand’s marine reserves.
By analysing 10-second video clips and the photos of fish, volunteers help to process the footage and provide relevant information for marine scientists to determine the effectiveness of the reserves, inform marine management, and protect taonga (treasured) species.
We are also using the classifications to train machine learning models that help identify and count animals in underwater footage.