Lobiger souverbii is a species of small sea snail or sea slug, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Oxynoidae. They are small sacoglossid, found primarily on the green algae, Caulerpa. It has retained an external shell which is semi-transparent. Like other sacoglossids it has rolled rhinophores. This species is characterized by its four long parapodial lobes, which often are seen rolled up like the rhinophores. These extensions of the mantle may become severed or autotomized when the animal is disturbed. This has led to some confusion, with several species (an in fact the original description of Lobiger souverbii) being described as having only two lobes. The body is green, making it difficult to find on its algal food source, with varying amounts of lighter speckling. The surface texture found on the foot and tail, also occurs on the lateral lobes and rhinophores.
For the developers at New York start-up Networked Organisms, smartphones are the butterfly nets of the 21st Century. Their tool, Project Noah, lets people upload photos of plants and wildlife around them, creating a map of the natural world and contributing to scientific research in the process.
Bespectacled scientists of yore would carry around hefty field guides, made up of hundreds of pages of text and photos. But these days, smartphone owners have a lighter option: an app called Project Noah, which aims to help people identify plants and animals as well as collect data from "citizen scientists" about where certain species are located.
Project Noah enables us to be part of a more focused online community where we can learn more about wildlife around us and contribute to scientific research. It pulls participants into deeper, more meaningful engagement by enabling people to go on “missions” to collectively map changes based on sightings.
A modern invention that may also hold the key to saving species in the future. Project Noah is a global study that encourages nature lovers to document the wildlife they encounter, using a purpose built phone app and web community. In addition to the virtual "collection" of species, Project Noah encourages citizen science by linking up with existing surveys including the International Spider Survey and the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network.