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Dolphins to Drones: Beat It, Bozo #drone #droneday

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As drones become more ubiquitous it is important to consider the impact on all environments. Via Hakai Magezine

New research suggests drones can stress bottlenose dolphins and cause them to change their behavior. Ticiana Fettermann, a marine biologist at the Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand and lead author of the study, says drones should be flown at least 25 meters above the ocean’s surface as a precaution against disturbing dolphins.

“When drones are not used safely, appropriately, and responsibly, they can put marine mammals at risk,” Fettermann says. “These findings provide invaluable guidance for the regulation of recreational and commercial use of drones around wildlife.”

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