Drone testing delayed to protect migratory birds

August 6, 2014 7:04 AM

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The New Jersey Institute of Technology was set to begin testing drones in July at the Coast Guard Training Center in Cape May. But the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service postponed the testing until November.

NJIT professor Michael Chumer told the Atlantic City Press that officials blocked the flights to protect piping plovers and red knots that migrate to New Jersey coastal areas during the summer.

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