Sunday, 10 December 2017

Drone photos offer faster, cheaper data on key Antarctic species

Fly drone or capture wild leopard seal? Scientists choose drone for data

Date: November 30, 2017
Source:  NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region

Scientists flying drones in Antarctica have demonstrated a cheaper, faster and simpler way to gauge the condition of leopard seals, which can weigh more than a half ton and reflect the health of the Antarctic ecosystem that they and a variety of commercial fisheries rely on.

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