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BioBlitz: A 24-Hour Quest to Count Plants and Animals in the Golden Gate National Parks

KQED Science | March 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

BioBlitz: A 24-Hour Quest to Count Plants and Animals in the Golden Gate National Parks

Scientists, students and volunteers are descending on the Golden Gate National Recreation Area this Friday and Saturday to record as many plant and animal species as possible in 24 hours. It's part of an event called a BioBlitz.

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Smartphone Apps Enable a New Phenomenon: the Grassroots ‘Bio-blitz’

KQED Science | May 17, 2013 | 4 Comments

Smartphone Apps Enable a New Phenomenon: the Grassroots ‘Bio-blitz’

Traditional bioblitzes often include scientists intensively collecting specimens over a 24-hour period. That takes special equipment and, depending on the species and the park, special permits. But with help from smartphones, just about anyone can produce a remarkable quantity of usable data.

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