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California Biologists Deploy Drones to Battle Ravens Slaying Baby Tortoises

A team of biologists, computer experts, and certified drone operators are using unmanned aerial vehicles to quell a surging raven population in Southern California’s Mojave Desert. The ravens have waged an inter-species battle with desert tortoises, particularly their young. Since … Continue reading

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‘Thar she blows!’ Scientists use drones to monitor whale health

The old cry of sailors sighting a whale’s waterspout is taking on new meaning as scientists turn to drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles, to gather samples of the fluids exhaled by the huge mammals and track their health. Marine researcher … Continue reading

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Israeli drone could revolutionize US farm production

Elbit Systems, the listed Israeli defense group, is set to revolutionize the US agriculture industry through its Fargo, North Dakota, pilot program that uses a military-grade unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for crop surveillance. The program, spearheaded by North Dakota Governor … Continue reading

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Drones Make New Caribou Discoveries

A study recently used unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to collect overhead footage of migrating caribou and discover “enormous variation” in the herd. In the darkening weeks of late fall, Dolphin-Union caribou herds cross the stretches of frozen ice seasonally connecting … Continue reading

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