Wildebeest Watch is a Zooinverse projects, which in turn is one of the largest citizen science schemes in the world. The researchers behind this study want to understand how herds of wildebeest use the ‘wisdom of crowds’ to make much smarter decisions about where to go than individual wildebeests.
The task involves marking images taken from the African Serengeti, either delineating the direction of shadows (so they can calibrate the cameras) or the direction of the wildebeest in these images (so they know which way the herd is going).
With your help the researchers will be able to develop more sophisticated computer models to understand how the wildebeest move across the landscape. Each set of photos is accompanied by easy multiple choice questions, which you answer based on your observation of the images.
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