What Wildbook should this feature be in?
What would you like to see?
Hi all, it’s more a question, than a request for now. I’m not yet on fluke book, and I’m new to the community. I just used the docker version so far to see what it’s like, and I must say I like it and would like to go online, just needing my boss approval before making the jump.
First, thanks for all the great work, you guys open so many possibilities!
Which brings me to it, are blue whales supported on Flukebook? If not could it be possible to identify blue whales with hot spotter or Modified Groth and I3S?
I work on Humpback, Fin and Blue whales so I have questions regarding all of these species.
For fin whales, I have seen you started supporting matching with FinFindr, do you plan on implanting coloration pattern analysis also (chevron) as sometimes dorsal fins just have no marks but they can all be identified with the right coloration pattern?
Last but very important, is it possible or would it be possible to match humpback whales aerial (drone) pictures of the dorsal side of the fluke thanks to the trailing edge to traditional boat based pictures? This apply to the other 2 species also, for the aerial and horizontal match part.
How would this functionality help you?
I am about to start a project to see if photo-identification of these 3 species with aerial pictures is more effective than traditional boat based photo-ID as it would reduce the disturbance on the animals in the end and produce datas of a better quality I think. Hence all the questions. This way we could match easily the two kind of catalogues and also be able to keep track of the ID obtained by photos of citizens contributors.
Thanks a lot for your time