World Turtle News, 11/08/2019
India’s Forest Service to count, track nesting Olive ridley sea turtles using drones
“Counting the exact number of nesting turtles on the beach has been a major challenge for field staffers over the years. Now since drones can easily capture photos of Olive Ridleys, researchers would be able to collect the exact data on the turtles. The cameras will also be used to monitor the mating turtles in the sea,” Kumar said.
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Photo from Oceana.