Robotic Aerial Drone Offering Closer Look Into Life of Wild Orcas

October 19, 2014 1:42 PM

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For the first time unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has been used by a collaborative team of marine biologists from the Vancouver Aquarium and NOAA Fisheries’ scientists to capture orcas in the wild.

Drones flying over the Johnstone Strait off British Columbia earlier this year captured pictures of orca families swimming, playing in, and also tracked the two dead orcas who went missing by the end of the project and was presumed dead as scientists noticed increased calling from A-46, A-37’s broth...

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