The Beatles on Kelp and Citizen Science

You know you want to sing along…

Kelp! (Of Citizen science and satellites)

Kelp, I need somebody
Kelp, not just anybody
Kelp, you know I need folk to find, keeeeelp!

When I was younger (So much younger than) so much younger than today
(I never needed) I never needed satellites to see kelp in any way
(Now) But now those days are gone (These days are gone), divers only see so much
(I know I’ve found) Now I find I’ve changed my mind and downloaded more and more and more

Kelp me if you can, we’re peering down
And I do appreciate you looking ’round
Kelp us find algae while you sit upon the ground
Won’t you please, please kelp me

(Now) And now science has changed in oh so many ways
(The ivory tower) The ivory tower seems to vanish in the haze
(And) And every now (Every now and then) and then I feel so self-assured
(I know that I) I know that I can share my science like I’ve never done before

Kelp me if you can, we’re peering down
And I do appreciate you looking ’round
Kelp us find algae while you sit upon the ground
Won’t you please, please kelp me

When I was younger (So much younger than) so much younger than today
(I never needed) I never needed satellites to see kelp in any way
(Now) But now those days are gone (These days are gone), divers only see so much
(I know I’ve found) Now I find I’ve changed my mind and downloaded more and more and more

Kelp me if you can, we’re peering down
And I do appreciate you looking ’round
Kelp us find algae while you sit upon the ground
Won’t you please, please kelp me, kelp me, kelp me, ooh!

Update
All around awesome science blogger and fantastic scientist SciCurious has come up with some even better lyrics –

Kelp! They need some science
Kelp! Not just any science
Kelp! You know they need someone
To spot keeeeeelp!

When seas were younger so much younger than todaaaay,
We didn't know anything about kelp and all its ways.
But now those days are gone and we've got Landsat pictures puuure,
Now we find, a game in mind, to learn more and more and more.

Kelp us if you can we're feeling doooown,
And we've got thousands of pictures lying 'rouuuuund,
Kelp us spot our algae on the grooouuund.
Won't you pleeeease, please kelp me!

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2 responses to “The Beatles on Kelp and Citizen Science”

  1. Joy Braun says :

    I never before knew the Beatles were so into kelp! I love it, so expressive and it says it all.

    Like

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