iNaturalist is a social network of naturalists, citizen scientists, and biologists built on the concept of mapping and sharing observations of biodiversity across the globe.
As of March 2022, more than 2,200 research results citing iNaturalist research-grade observations have been published. Most of the research outputs have been scientific journal articles related to ecology, conservation and climate change.
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We cannot protect what has not been found yet
Knowing where and when species occur is essential for biodiversity conservation. Nevertheless, we still have very poor knowledge of the distribution of most marine species. For this reason, we decided to participate in the iNaturalist initiative, by posting the species recorded during our dives on the iNaturalist platform.