BAS and GSGSSI Survey Sub-Antarctic Wildlife #drone #droneday

A team from British Antarctic Survey worked with the Government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands to survey major elephant seal colonies at risk from the effects of climate change. The team has already surveyed gentoo penguin, king penguin, wandering albatross and fur seal populations.

South Georgia’s climate is changing and is particularly sensitive to the effects of global warming. Historically seal, whale and finfish were exploited on South Georgia with devastating long-term impacts. Through conservation efforts many species are recovering and the aerial surveys are urgently needed to provide accurate counts of animal populations as the planet warms.

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