Phillip Island Nature Parks and the Penguin Foundation are calling on citizen scientists to help monitor seal colonies.
Looking out for entangled seals and finding ways to reduce marine debris are part of the critical work our researchers do. Every breeding season our research and conservation teams fly a drone over the seal colonies, taking photos to monitor population size and pup numbers. Thousands of seal photos need counting, and you can help by participating in the Seal Spotter Challenge!
By helping us collect data, you will be helping us in our conservation efforts and will be directly contributing to future educational programs and management initiatives, and ultimately, to entanglement reduction.
The Challenge runs between 8 -22 June, 2022. All you need is a computer and love for our planet, no experience required!
Plus, participants will go into the draw to win an Australian fur seal adoption through our Penguin Foundation!*
$35 - Can fund the removal of marine debris entanglements from seals at Seal Rocks
$60 - Can fund scientific research to help us understand the impacts underwater noise pollution has on seal health and survival
$200 - Can fund research to help us understand the impacts of marine chemical and heavy metal pollution on Bass Strait’s declining seal population