How drone technology is helping researchers study dugongs in the Pilbara

May 17th, 2021

ABC Online, Other, 12/05/2021, Susan Standen
Drone technology is making it easier and tens of thousands dollars cheaper for researchers to study the health of the Pilbara’s dugong population. New drone technology is helping scientists reduce the cost of marine research The drones replace aerial surveys previously carried out using fixed wing aircraft These methods will make it easier and more affordable to study dugongs more frequently Murdoch and Edith Cowan Universities have collaborated with researchers, government departments and the CSIRO to study the seagrass habitats of north-west WA, which dugongs use for food foraging.

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