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Tue, 20 May 2014

Two natural history applications for smart phones
The "California kelp forests" and "California tide pools" are 2 new free apps for smart phones, supported by UCSB Marine Science Institute's Outreach Center for Teaching Ocean Science (OCTOS) and Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary. Together, these provide a rich experience for students and nature lovers to learn about the local marine life. Released in 2012, "California tide pools" is now available for iPhone, iPad and Android operating systems. "California kelp forests" is currently available only for iPhone, but plans are underway to develop a version for the iPad and Android operating systems as well. Coding was provided by Citrix Systems.
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