With the drone in air, scientific researchers procured a clear view of fin whale teaching her calf to swim in the Bay of La Paz in Mexico’s Pacific island state of Baja California Sur.
The scientists at the tropical oceanography research institute CICESE collected the videos to help clarify the population of this endangered species and take corresponding conservation measures.
(Soundbite) Armando Trasviña Castro, Head of CICESE
“We work with drones to map the natural protected areas on the coast and inland. We are starting out there because we know that in this particular state there are many needs.”
Drones now play an important part in a variety of fields for scientific investigation, especially nature conservation.
(Soundbite) Agustin Montoya Payén, Engineer of CICESE
“With the addition of cameras, transmitters, microwave systems and other devices, it flies automatically with more substantial results, particularly in contrast with conventional means of recording for information collection from specific points.”
Bio-diversity observation with drones has become widely accepted in La Paz, with a high range of autonomy through the management of satellite microwave.