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National Geographic March 2013 Issue - Citizen Scientists

The most recent issue of National Geographic features the contributions of citizen scientists like Peter Priolo who first sighted a nine-spotted ladybug that experts feared was going extinct on a sunflower on Long Island two years ago. This sighting led to the initiation of the Lost Ladybug Project which is studying North American ladybugs with assistance from ordinary people. The article looks at a variety of scientific research projects that explore the role that citizen science plays in research today.


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