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Kyler Abernathy National Geographic Society Remote Imaging Department. National Geographic Remote Imaging Department. Our Mission. Exploration … see what’s out there Science … study animal behavior and ecology Education … synthesize and share insights (films, web, etc.)

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Kyler Abernathy

National Geographic Society

Remote Imaging Department


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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


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    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


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    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.



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    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



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    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


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    Looking for . . .

    Partners

    • Research and conservation

    • Logistical and technical

    • Financial