There will soon be one more field to fill out when submitting SEANET data: we have discovered that having a dog along during walks can drastically increase a Seanetter’s likelihood of finding carcasses. This comes as no surprise, since, while human Seanetters are intrigued by dead birds, dogs love them so much that they will happily roll in one.
In order to capture the influence a canine companion has on the carcass discovery rate, we need to know who is walking with a dog, and when. Ultimately this will be a simple checkbox in our online data entry form, but until we get that feature up and running, please indicate if you had a dog with you by noting it in the “comments” field when you enter your data.
As always, thank you Seanetters!