Counting Farne Islands Seal Pups with Drones #drone #droneday

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We love to hear how folks around the world are using drones to monitor wildlife and to help minimize wildlife disturbances. One of the only things that could make that better is when that wildlife is baby seals and photos are included. Cheers to the Farne Islands rangers and researchers! From National Trust:

This year, the rangers are working with researchers at Newcastle University, Oxford University, the Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU) and TerraDrone to continue trials counting the seals with a drone that uses two separate cameras, one to film the seals from above as visible with the naked eye, and the second using a thermal imaging camera.

Read more and learn more about the Farne Islands grey seals


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