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Citizen Scientists Help Uncle Sam

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Citizen scientist divers brave the chilly waters of Washington State to count the marine life below. (Photo by Ann Dornfeld)

As governments tighten their belts, it's getting harder for them to pay scientists to monitor the health of the nation's ecosystems. So increasingly, they're turning to citizens who do that kind of work for free. Ann Dornfeld reports on the growing influence of these "citizen scientists":

"Citizen Scientists Track Climate Change" from TER

"Heading Out On A BioBlitz" from TER

Producer: Ann Dornfeld
Release Date: September 14, 2009
Running Time: 3:26

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