Facebook Helps Smithsonian Crowdsource Research

This team of researchers from the Smithsonian's National Museum turned to their Facebook friends to help identify over 5,000 specimens of fish in 24 hours.

Upon returning from their expedition in the Cuyuni River in Guyana to identify the different species of fish that live there, a group of scientists from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History knew they just hadn’t had enough time to collect all the appropiate information for the cataloguing process.