Project Noah

Project Noah is a tool to explore and document wildlife and a platform to harness the power of citizen scientists everywhere.

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Birds of the World

There are over 10,000 living species of birds on the planet. They can be found in ecosystems across ...

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Butterflies & Moths of the World

Butterflies and Moths are insects of the order Lepidoptera. Their brilliant colors have inspired ...

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National Geographic's Great Nature Project

National Geographic is urging everyone to get outside to explore nature. Participants are asked to ...

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WILD Cities: Urban Biodiversity

Millions of city-dwellers walk their local streets every day, but many overlook the multitude of ...

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Flowers of North America

We want you to help us build a photo collection of flowers from around the world. Show us what ...

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Moths of the World

Moths? Yes: a world of sphinxes, hawks, owls, tigers, and scary eyes, all waiting for you outside ...

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Mushroom Mapping

Mushroom ecology is a pivotal orientation point for exploring urban systems. Help us gather ...

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Mission WILD

The WILD Foundation works to protect & interconnect at least half of the planet’s land & water to ...

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International Spider Survey

Spiders are air-breathing arthropods that have eight legs. The International Society of Arachnology ...

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The Color Red

The color red is a bold color that represents passion. We would like to create a collection of ...

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Global Dragonflies & Damselflies

Dragonflies and damselflies are agile insects of the order Odonata. With a worldwide distribution ...

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Global Flight

To create a magnificent collection of images of your favourite fliers. Not just birds, but bats, ...

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Captive Animals

While we are all so focused on animals in nature, we ignore the fact theres wildlife in our own ...

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Flowers of Europe

We want you to help us build a photo collection of flowers from around the world. Show us what ...

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Nature in Yellow

It would be so interesting to see all the yellow flowers, fruits, insects, animals of the world.

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Unknown spotting suggestion by NuwanChathuranga Sulawesi Selatan, Indonesia 3 minutes ago

Common name: Geometrid moth
Scientific name: Aporandria specularia

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Cuttlefish. Sepia spotted by eulalia rubio Cartagena, Región de Murcia, Spain 5 minutes ago

The common Sepia measured up to 65 cm long and can weigh 4 kg, the animals in the warmer seas are generally smaller. They have eight arms with four rows of suckers each and two longer tentacles to capture its prey. They have an internal, flat, called cuttlebone, for flotation and stabilizing shell. The body is flattened dorso-ventrally with a peripheral mantle end. The latter, along with the siphon are the main organs of locomotion. The reverse side has striped patterns, but, since the skin is full of chromatophores, may immediately change their color and design. Both eyes are highly developed lenses and have a W-shaped pupila even have more photoreceptor cells than mammals and can see all the colors, except red, which is absorbed into the water first.

La Sepia común mide hasta 65 cm de largo y puede pesar 4 kg, los animales en los mares más cálidos son generalmente más pequeños. Poseen ocho brazos con cuatro hileras de ventosas cada uno y dos tentáculos más largos para capturar su presa. Tienen una caparazón interno, aplanado, denominado jibión, para la flotación y la estabilización. El cuerpo es aplanado dorso-ventralmente con un manto final periférico. Este último, junto con el sifón son los principales órganos de locomoción. El dorso tiene dibujos con rayas, pero, dado que la piel está llena de cromatóforos, puede cambiar de inmediato su coloración y diseño. Los dos ojos son lentes muy desarrolladas y tienen una pupila en forma de W. Incluso tienen más células fotorreceptoras que los mamíferos y pueden ver todos los colores, menos el rojo, que es absorbido primero en el agua.

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Eucalyptus tree leaf hopper spotted by Ernst Weiher Victoria, Australia 6 minutes ago

A hopper about 12 plus mm long With white markings on a dark background

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Stink Bug nymph commented on by Wild Things Thane, Maharashtra, India 7 minutes ago

Thanks Christos!

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Jewel beetle favorited by pamsai Australia 7 minutes ago

A yellow spotted jewel beetle resembling a native bee feeding on the nectar of tea tree flowers. The elytral apex (tip) is always dark in this species but spotting is variable.

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Unknown Butterfly commented on by KathleenMcEachern Phnom Penh, Cambodia 8 minutes ago

Yes, and it wasn't until I saw my photos cropped that I could see those details. I am very far away on my own porch and this is across the street in another garden. Like my lens!

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Mapping Nature on Your Smartphone

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.

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What kind of beetle? This app knows

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.

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Designing ecosystems for talent development

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.

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A smart way to save wildlife

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.

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New mobile applications include a tool called NOAH that lets you take cellphone pictures of bugs and trees and then sends back an identification of the exact type in as little as 24 hours.

With support from National Geographic