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Whale Shark & Oceanic Research Center Utilizing Drones to Track Whale Sharks #drone #droneday

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From WSORC.org via New Scientist:

Late 2015, WSORC teamed up with Liquid Robotics to commence a project using autonomous drones to follow acoustic transmitters tagged on whale sharks. The Wave Glider system harnesses wave and solar power to generate propulsion, with no excess emissions, and are capable of following transmissions for up to 2 years. With large data sets being processed onboard, and real-time communication to our office, we’re able to create records, previously unknown, of whale shark’s precise behaviour here in the Caribbean, from migration routes, to feeding behaviour, and seasonal movements.

Read more about the entire project


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