Marine researchers using aerial drones to film a newly discovered species of Australian dolphin say the bird's eye view is shedding new light on the mammals' behaviour, with researchers hoping the information will help with conservation efforts.
Volunteers were searching for Steven Terry near the Spanish Oaks Reservoir on foot and from the air, thanks to drones. Drone pilots spent hours flying above the trees around the reservoir, hoping for a glimpse of Steven Terry.
Any drone pilot that’s been lucky enough to fly the original DJI Inspire will tell you that there aren’t many better aerial photography platforms out there. But that hasn’t stopped Ocean Alliance – a marine conservation organisation based in the states – from finding an alternative use for its set of Inspires.
Drones have been drifting into K-12 classroom lesson for years. Now teachers are receiving more specific guidance than ever before on how to use the aerial devices in ways that will bring a payoff for students.