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Drones Monitoring Endangered Australian Sea Lions #drone #droneday

From Australian Marine Parks via sUAS News:

Some of these colonies can be found at the base of the Bunda Cliffs and since the 1990s, seasonal breeding surveys have been undertaken by South Australian Research and Development Institute to track their population health.
Until recently, these surveys have relied on binoculars, cameras and a lot of patience. However, in 2017 drones were introduced!
Inconveniences like 100 metre sheer cliff faces and rock ledges that obscured even the most eagle eyed researcher suddenly disappeared, replaced by increased accuracy and a much bigger survey capacity.
We’re working in partnership with the South Australian Department of Environment and Water to monitor populations using this innovative technology.

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