Drone Offers Glimpse into Life of Wild Orcas

October 18, 2014 6:16 PM

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For the first time, scientists are using a robotic aerial drone to get up close and personal with orca whales, offering a new glimpse into the life of these marine mammals.

Killer whales are found in oceans throughout the world, but one species in particular, Northern Resident killer whales living off the coast of British Columbia, are considered threatened under Canada's Species At Risk Act. To monitor their health, movement and reproduction, researchers from NOAA Fis...

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