FathomNet

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FathomNet succeeds in making the deep sea accessible to all via the internet, but also leverages community science to make discoveries on a grand scale. Users can view photos and videos from deep sea dives in a variety of locations to help train algorithms to identify species and objects on remotely operated vehicles miles below the sea surface. FathomNet is part of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, where they conduct research on the ocean’s processes and inhabitants. This exciting new resource is accessible to many types of courses and individuals. The open-source nature of it promotes inclusive and equitable science. Incorporation into an independent, discovery-based science classroom is most appropriate.

FathomNet is a free, open-source image database for understanding our ocean and its inhabitants. It is intended for a wide variety of audiences, leveraging its open-source flexibility in how data can be downloaded or viewed.