The Save Our Seas Foundation (SOSF) collaborated with Drone Adventures in November 2015 to map the St Joseph Atoll adjacent to D'Arros Island in the Amirantes, Seychelles. The resulting high resolution (15cm) map at low- and high-tide present a very useful tool for the different research projects undertaken at the SOSF D'Arros Research Centre, and baseline map to study the evolution of the local ecosystem over time. The ultra-high resolution (1cm) transects conducted across the Atoll allow for population studies for juvenile Sharks, Stingrays and Turtles. This expedition represents the first ever use of drones to map a marine ecosystem, and open the door for important conservation work using drones.
Read more about this expedition: news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/03/160304-drone-mapping-st-joseph-atoll-seychelles-sharks-rays-turtles-drone-adventures/
And the Drone Adventures blog: blog.droneadventures.org/post/139716343180/drones-for-sharks