Enie Hensel with a drone at a research site in The Bahamas. Photo credit: Duncan Brake.
For Immediate Release
New research from North Carolina State University demonstrates that consumer-grade drones are effective tools for monitoring marine species across multiple sites in the wild. The work shows that the technology can be a valuable platform for scientists and conservationists interested in studying populations of sharks, rays, sea turtles and other marine megafauna.
“We found that drones can be used to count and make species-level identifications of marine species,
... read more at: https://news.ncsu.edu/2018/11/drones-marine-megafauna/