DARWIN is a software system which allows marine scientists to
maintain information for the study of various behavioral and
ecological patterns of bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus.
The software provides a graphical user interface to access a collection
of digital dorsal fin images along with textual information which describes
individual animals as well as relevant sighting data. Users may
query the system with the name of a specific individual or the
entire collection may be sorted and viewed based upon sighting
location, sighting date, or damage category. Alternatively, the
researcher may query a database of previously identified dolphin dorsal
fin images with an image of an unidentified dolphin's fin. DARWIN
responds with a rank ordered list of database fin images that most
closely resemble the query image.
May 18, 2015 - Code repository moved to Sourceforge after GoogleCode announced discontinuation.
The DARWIN Research Group at Eckerd College held two workshops n November 2011, prior to the 19th Biennial Conference on Marine Mammals, in Tampa, Florida.
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