Drones Used to Monitor Shark Activity #drone #droneday 🦈
We’re gonna need a bigger drone. Off the beaches of New York there have been five encounters with sharks in recent weeks. To help keep the shores safe Governor Hochul is calling on drones! Via Flying:
The state deployed a small fleet of shark-monitoring drones last summer, expanding it from eight to 18 in May. Now, coastal areas of Long Island, New York City, and Westchester County will have access to as many as 60 drones.
“As beachgoers are enjoying their summer in New York, spending time on some of the most beautiful beaches in the country, we have added this eye in the sky,” Hochul said in a statement. “We have the tools and strategies to monitor marine wildlife and protect the health and safety of New Yorkers. These new drones will allow us to scan the water and help local governments across Long Island and New York City keep local beaches safe for all.”
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