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How to Find a Zebra: Use Their Bar Code

A zebra's black-and-white stripes resemble a barcode--now biologists are USING them that way, to identify individual zebras from a photo. In StripeSpotter, a scientist draws a rectangle around an image of the zebra's side in a photo, then this part of the image is automatically sliced into a number of bands. Each zebra's "barcode" is then entered into a database, so individual zebras can be identified from photos--an ideal way to keep track of the herd. We've found that most of the readers of this website STAND OUT from the herd because of their unique interests and experiences. Come meet other people JUST LIKE YOU at our Dreamland Festival in glorious Nashville in June, where you'll find out what is to come!





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