Researchers Use a Drone to Study Whales

October 20, 2014 11:24 AM

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Researchers Use a Drone to Study Whales

Researchers from National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration (NOAA) in collaboration with Vancouver Aquarium used a robotic aerial to study the behavior of killer whales. Drone is the most cost-effective way to study whale population, said researchers.

The team of marine biologists used a custom-built hexacopter equipped with a high resolution camera. Mobly, the drone used for the study, captured some surprising images of the whales in Johnstone Strait of British Columbia. According to researchers, they chose this particular species for the study ...

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