Drones to Patrol Australian Beaches #drone #droneday
Interesting read from Discovery News about an Australian plan to protect beach goers and sharks:
Drones will circle popular swimming spots in eastern Australia and “listening stations” track tagged sharks as part of a new strategy announced Sunday to keep beachgoers safe after a spate of bloody attacks.
In response the nation’s most populous state, which has ruled out culling sharks, unveiled a five-year plan to address the issue, including next-generation sonar systems and boosted aerial surveillance.
Welcome to drone day on the Adafruit blog. Every Monday we deliver the latest news, products and more from the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), quadcopter and drone communities. Drones can be used for video & photography (dronies), civil applications, policing, farming, firefighting, military and non-military security work, such as surveillance of pipelines. Previous posts can be found via the #drone tag and our drone / UAV categories.
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