KNOW Magazine — Spot the spots

Sci­en­tists at ECOCEAN are using pat­tern-recog­ni­tion soft­ware devel­oped for NASA’s Hub­ble Space Tele­scope pro­gram to rec­og­nize indi­vid­ual whale sharks, which are cov­ered with small, white spots on a dark back­ground sim­i­lar to a star­ry night sky. I wrote a short news piece about it for the May/June 2007 issue of KNOW–The Sci­ence Mag­a­zine for Curi­ous Kids.

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