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Researchers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of Canada are using drones to monitor whales and orcas off the coast of British Columbia. The main advantage is the reduction of costs: buying an unmanned aerial vehicle is much cheaper than renting helicopters.

According to researcher John Durban, with the drones, it is also possible to register close-ups of animals without them noticing. In addition, cetaceans do not modify their behavior because of the devices. With this monitoring, experts identify each aquatic mammal. From there, they determine the sex, nutritional status, the pace of growth and health, among other aspects.

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