Sunday, 2 August 2015

Studying killer whales with an unmanned aerial vehicle

How scientists used UAV technology to get an entirely new view of a threatened population of killer whales

July 30, 2015
NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service
Last year, for the first time, scientists used an unmanned aerial vehicle to photograph killer whales from above, giving scientists a new way to monitor killer whale health while giving us all a stunning new view of the species. In a recent article, scientists explain how they configured the UAV into a precision scientific instrument.

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