We’re starting a wobbegong shark photo-ID study at Byron Bay in Australia. There are three species present, all with complex patterns.
Some spotted wobbegong (Orectolobus maculatus) examples:
Ornate wobbegong (O. ornatus):
Banded wobbegong (O. halei):
I guess my first question is whether any of the algorithms that have been integrated into Wildbooks would potentially be suitable for distinguishing individual wobbegong sharks with minimal user input? There are a LOT of spotted wobbegongs here
Second question: if so, would integration with any of the existing ‘sharky’ Wildbook instances be feasible? The leopard shark Wildbook would make the most sense to me, if that would work, as it’ll be many of the same people working at the Cape Byron study site.
Any suggestions or pointers would be greatly appreciated!