October 17, 2018

NOAA, Vancouver Aquarium document killer whales using drone

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 17 (UPI) — In partnership with marine biologists from the Vancouver Aquarium, scientists with NOAA Fisheries were able to capture remarkable bird’s-eye video of a pod of killer whales — the first time a drone has been used to document orcas in the wild.

The photos and videos were taken using a camera strapped to a custom-built hexacopter named Moblyare. The footage features of a family group of Northern Resident killer whales of British Columbia swimming in the brisk turquoise waters off the coast of Canada. The filmed group included a two-year-old calf and a young-of-the-year.


Source: http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2014/10/17/NOAA-Vancouver-Aquarium-document-killer-whales-using-drone/5201413563928/