Play with us to identify marine species
What is the Virtual Marine Biomarathon?
Since 2018, the Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM-CSIC) and the SME Anel·lides organize the ‘Biomarató Marina’ within the City Nature Challenge (CNC) international competition. Due to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) the 2020 Marine Biomarathon will be online and you will be able to get a taste of what the Marine Biomarathon in 2021 will be like.
How will we do it?
The Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM-CSIC), Anèl·lides Marine Environmental Services and the Beach Center of Barcelona City Council are organizing several sessions where you will learn how to identify marine species and how to use a Citizen Science App to upload your photos. The sessions are open to families, snorkelling enthusiasts, freedivers, nature lovers and students.
What days will the sessions be?
Session 1: Introduction to the Natusfera Citizen Science App
Don’t know how the Natusfera Citizen Science App works? We will show you in an online session, all you have to do is install the App and feel like learning.
DATE: Wednesday, April 22nd
HOURS: 6 p.m.
AIMED AT: Families, snorkelling, scuba diving or freediving enthusiasts, nature lovers and students who do not know Natusfera.
2nd and 3rd session: Identification parties of living marine organisms
Want to learn how to identify marine species? Whether you have to learn from scratch or have some prior knowledge, at these parties we will teach you how to do it. We’ll show you several images of marine species within the Natusfera Citizen Science App and, through marine identification guides and with the help of experts, we will show you how to taxonomically identify various species.
DATE: Friday 24th and Monday 27th April
PLACE: online, you can participate by making live comments
HOURS: 6 p.m.
AIMED AT: Families, snorkeling, scuba diving or freediving enthusiasts, nature lovers and life sciences students who want to learn how to identify marine organisms.
You can attend all three sessions or just the one that interests you most.
Where can you upload your photos?
If you have photographs of marine organisms and want to know what they are, upload them to the Natusfera Virtual Marine Biomarathon Project and geolocate them! The Natusphere community will help you identify them, and some of your photographs will be used at identification parties as an example.