2017 Dec New Antarctica Weddel Seals campaign - Mawson and Davis Adare Seas


#101

I found SEALS . . . quick nodders, get voting before they all dive back under the water :open_mouth:
We need to get counting these guys before they become extinct . . . before we become extinct :smirk: :wink:
(http://www.tomnod.com/campaign/campaign_2235/question/167946)


#102

Last time I checked, we were 89% done; that was the last day we worked on the Tonga campaign.


#103

That was just a day or two ago wasn’t it? So I wonder how long it will take us to complete the last 11% :thinking:
I think I’ve done about 300 this morning :roll_eyes: :grin:


#104

Shhhhhh! I hope they’ll just mosey on down a hole.


#105

See! :open_mouth: They’re getting bored . . . they’re all leaving . . . they’ve got better things to do . . . rave parties to get to . . . they can’t be hangin around here all day waiting for us to complete a measly 11% :unamused:

shout1 So get voting now! Get voting on those polys fast now, before they all get away :rofl:

Yeh…em…sooo…that one’ll be no seals then…I guess :face_with_raised_eyebrow:


#106

Wow! Congratulations Shaul, I don’t think I’ve EVER seen the counter that high before. That means you’ve done nearly 25% of the campaign by yourself… :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:


#107

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I think Shaul deserves a Gold Medal, don’t you @Helen :grin:


#108

We are getting close!! Thank you loyal antarctic explorers :smile:

I would estimate another two weeks on this campaign and we will close the book on Mawson and Davis.

Couldn’t do it without you all!


#109

Come on nodders these Weddells are getting bored now so…

…they’re leaving in droves . . . well . . . all two of them :laughing:


#110

So I’ve got about 2 weeks to reach my target of 20k…only 6k more to go then…fingers crossed for a few more than that :crossed_fingers: :grin:


#111

See…there goes another one …


#112

Thanks! :man_cartwheeling:


#113

Only 2k off my target and roughly a week or so to go…yay :grin:

But you know it’s time for bed (it’s been a busy week) when you start searching all round the poly, even moving the map round a bit, and clicking on No Seals…completely forgetting to check the poly itself AngryEyeLift

:laughing: :sleeping:


#114

Ut oh.

Who did that? innocently looking around:
<—She did it!


#115

You mean we’re supposed to be checking inside the polys and not just look around for cool stuff to find? :hushed::rofl:


#116

:sweat_smile: Guilty as charged :rofl:


#117

:joy: @EmeraldEyes and @Jim7 !!!


#118

Oops…did we just say that out loud @Jim7 embarrassed4


#119

I’m afraid we did! It wasn’t until I hit “Reply” that I realized what I had said. Thought about editing the post, but just shrugged and said, “Oh bother!” (Winnie the Poo says that, you know?) :rofl:


#120

I just accidentally came across this article about penguins in Antarctica - a “super colony” of an estimated 1.5 million! Satellite imagery was used to find them - with a little help from penguin “droppings!” :rofl: I wonder if they (or we) will find a “super colony” of seals? We did find one with a few thousand (or 10k?). I’m glad we won’t have to tag penguins. :roll_eyes: The first link is where I got the article from. The third link is a long read.

https://qz.com/1220822/scientists-have-documented-a-secret-supercolony-of-1-5-million-penguins-with-the-help-of-nasa-images-drones-and-artificial-intelligence/?mc_cid=e7cc14d20e&mc_eid=4473752b4e

https://www.sciencealert.com/a-hidden-penguin-supercolony-has-been-discovered-antarctica-danger-islands

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-22313-w