iNaturalist allows naturalists and citizen scientists to record sightings of organisms in a shared system, that also allows social networking and the creation of common projects. Mobile applications are available for Android and iOS devices, which allow precise location through the GPS system in the device and to submit photographs as part of your sighting.
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From hikers to hunters, birders to beach-combers, the world is filled with naturalists, and many of us record what we find. What if all those observations could be shared online? You might discover someone who finds beautiful wildflowers at your favorite birding spot, or learn about the birds you see on the way to work. If enough people recorded their observations, it would be like a living record of life on Earth that scientists and land managers could use to monitor changes in biodiversity, and that anyone could use to learn more about nature.
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