Marine biologists, in partnership with the leader in facilitating polar research onboard small expedition cruises, recently collected incredible footage on the behaviour of whales in Antarctica.
An international team of marine biologists including Dr. Ari Friedlaender, Associate Professor at Oregon State University at the Marine Mammals Center, and the scientists from the Australian Antarctic Division travel with One Ocean Expeditions to Antarctica to conduct science on Humpback whales and Minke whales. Drones are ideally suited for capturing marine mammal data and give unique insights in their feeding and social behaviour, particularly in this Eco sensitive and challenging environment without disrupting them. Data and analyses can be downloaded immediately.
Ari Friedlaender and his teams have a permit to operate drones in Antarctica: ACA Permit 2016 -024, 2017-034