AN ONLINE MATCHING PLATFORM
Pigmentation patterns and marks on whale’s fluke and dolphin’s dorsal fin help researchers to identify them individually, suing the photo-identification methodology. The IndoCet Consortium is participating to the development of an online matching platform developed by Wild Me and powered by the Wildbook.org Platform, to faciliate data sharing, matching, and filtering for mark-recapture studies.
A customised Flukebook platform, with specific dropdown menus, has been developped for Indocet and a standard Indocet template form is used to bulk-upload the data into Flukbook under the Indocet format.
Flukebook uses computer vision, thanks to complex algorithms, to compare the pictures. A researcher then checks and approves the matching results. The researcher either confirms a recapture or creates a new individual profile. Thanks to the program, photo-identification analyses are now much quicker and easier.
VIDEO – Wild Me demonstration of applying computer vision to matching humpback flukes.
VIDEO – Wild Me demonstration of bulk uploading humpback flukes into Flukebook.
GENERAL PUBLIC – Submit your photographs and contribute to the world catalogue of humpback whales fluke pictures. You might even find a match!
Please use the Indocet template form to bulk upload your data into Flukebook