‘Citizen Science’ can save monk seals, unravel marine debris mystery

  • Courtesy / Surfrider Kaua‘i

    Approximately 2,000 hagfish and conger eel traps have been collected from Kaua‘i beaches in 2021, to date.

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    An example of the perfect shot to submit for artificial intelligence analysis.

  • Courtesy / Surfrider Kaua‘i

    Surfrider’s Barbara Wiedner (not pictured) has integrated the traps’ danger to monk seals into her educational programming.

LIHU‘E — Kaua‘i beachgoers are still needed in an international study of mysterious marine debris, three months after the nonprofit Surfrider Foundation announced its North Pacific Hagfish Trap Project.

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