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Kyler Abernathy National Geographic Society Remote Imaging Department PowerPoint Presentation
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Kyler Abernathy National Geographic Society Remote Imaging Department

Kyler Abernathy National Geographic Society Remote Imaging Department

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  1. Kyler Abernathy National Geographic Society Remote Imaging Department

  2. National GeographicRemote Imaging Department Our Mission • Exploration • … see what’s out there • Science • … study animal behavior and ecology • Education • … synthesize and share insights (films, web, etc.) • Conservation • … inspire people to care and act

  3. CRITTERCAM • Steller sea lion • New Zealand sea lion • Harbor seal • Hawaiian Monk seal • Juan Fernandez fur seal • Bearded seal • Elephant seal • Walrus • Ringed seal • Northern fur seal • Humpback whale • Sperm whale • Blue whale • Narwhal whale • Pilot whale • False killer whale • Dense-beaked whale • Bowhead whale • Northern right whale • Olive Ridley turtle • Hawksbill turtle • Loggerhead turtle • Green turtle • Leatherback turtle • White shark • Tiger shark • Bull shark • Hammerhead shark • Lemon shark • Whale shark • Grey reef shark • Nurse shark • Salmon shark • Emperor penguin

  4. National GeographicRemote Imaging Department Explore Discover Educate Inspire • WorldWideLive! • a network of live video streams, enhanced by educational and research content, bringing amazing wildlife, events, places, cultures – from all over the world – straight to your computer or living room in real time • connect people with the planet, inspire them to care and take action to preserve it • NOT simply a series of web cams. • A network of live, remote, interactive, virtual EXPERIENCES.

  5. WorldWideLive! components

  6. WildCam’ers Care and Act • Halted legislation to allow bear hunt • “Citizen Scientists” emerging • Web Watchers Scoop Scientists • Alert park managers that elephant was ill • Travel to WildCam locations • Post video highlights on YouTube • Create own communities/fan sites • Share user generated content (UGC) • Name themselves/Use jargon • Meet in person

  7. In 2008 . . . REEFCAM!

  8. Looking for . . . Sites • Biologically and structurally diverse • Scientific and conservation relevance • Within a few hundred meters of emergent land (preferably) • Established power and internet connectivity not critical but highly desirable

  9. Looking for . . . Partners • Research and conservation • Logistical and technical • Financial