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This is a media curation page for the PIRatE Lab's AARR Program.  We are developing practical, low cost programs to monitor resources in our coastal zone (the land near the ocean and the ocean near the land) with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs aka "drones") overhead and subtidal Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) .  Enjoy!!  
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Drone Photography in Whale Research

Drone Photography in Whale Research | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Randy Jay Braun and Stacy Garlington We have all seen fascinating aerial photographs of massive whales as they navigate through the waters of the world’s oceans. Since the release of the DJI Phantom quadcopter drone in 2013, humans have a completely capable and unexpected new tool to view and study such creatures in their natural marine habitats. …
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Rare whale behavior called tail sailing caught on video

This behavior has been seen in Southern right whales, but is rarely witnessed among humpback whales.
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How drones are helping scientists study the world's biggest creatures

How drones are helping scientists study the world's biggest creatures | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
The drones capture important genetic material from the world's largest animals — and it's less intrusive, because the whales likely think it's a bird.
Ralph Diegos insight:
Gesundheit! In addition to taking pictures, Ocean Alliance's Snotbot drone also collects samples as whales expel "snot" from their blowhole. It's safe, humane and efficient!
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