Wanna Learn Marine Biology? There’s an App for That
Killer photos of orcas, stellar images of Stellar sea lions, and full-color images of gray whales can be seen by even the most landlocked of animal lover by downloading the “SeaPhoto” app onto their smart phones.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary released the app, which features more than 1,300 images of animals that call the sanctuary home. From the abalone jingle (a bivalve, Pododesmus cepio) to yellowtail rock fish (Sebastes flavidus), 550 species populate the app along with an ecological profile of the animal.
IMAGE: A northern elephant seal (Mirounga angustirostis) pup contemplating the circle of life at Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. (NOAA, Robert Schwemmer, Wikimedia Commons)