That was fast!

Thanks to you, we’ve already plowed through the entire “lost season” of Snapshot Serengeti. Granted, it was pretty small – only about 16,780 or so subjects, but you guys really knocked it out of the park.

So, first, let me say THANK YOU for your help!! It’s always such a thrill to announce a new season of data, and then watch that progress bar blast forward.

Second, speaking of progress bars, some of you have noticed that this progress bar went from zero to gone in, well, no time at all. Turns out we had a small bug in our code that meant we couldn’t see the progress bar advance. So finishing the lost season really took us by surprise too.

Third, if you feel like you’ve gone all excited by a new season to classify, only to have it ripped away, I promise that things will get better soon. We’ve now finished the major pre-processing for Seasons 9 and 10, and just need a couple weeks of minor pre-processing/porting to the Zooniverse. We’ll get them up online in early 2016 and you can classify to your heart’s content. Hopefully it will be something to cheer us all up as we return to work after the holidays. Seasons 9 and 10 are both really big, so there’s no risk you’ll miss out on them!

In the meanwhile, if you need an animal fix,  Chicago Wildlife Watch could use your help!

 

 

 

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About ali swanson

I'm an ecologist studying how large carnivores coexist. I spend way too much of my time trying to stop hyenas and elephants from munching my camera traps!

2 responses to “That was fast!”

  1. Barbara Short says :

    I wish you had a choice on the list that said…”it’s hard to tell” or “what do you think?” I occasionally get shots that I totally guess at–educated guess-but still a guess because it’s night or I only see a small portion of the animal….

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