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Studying Shark Movements with Drones at Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia #drone #droneday

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From drone below:

Acknowledging the limitations in modern systems currently being applied for marine study, the authors of a research article published in the MDPI journal Drones 2018 and titled,”Drone-Based High-Resolution Tracking of Aquatic Vertebrates“, trial a novel method of assessing small-scale movement patterns of marine vertebrates using an unmanned aerial vehicle that could complement longer-term tracking approaches.

Their approach is unlikely to have behavioral impacts on the marine life under study and provides high accuracy and high frequency location data while subsequently allowing quantitative trajectory analysis. Another merit of their approach with using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles is that tracking is relatively low cost compared to single-use acoustic and GPS tags.

Read more and see Drone-Based High-Resolution Tracking of Aquatic Vertebrates here


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