If you ever wonder why we work so assiduously at fostering and advancing marine technologies, this is a great example of a very beneficial use of drones in ocean research, here by grad students at Auckland Technical University. See, http://www.news.aut.ac.nz/news/2016/june/aut-drones-capture-footage-of-rare-whale. Scroll down to the video at the bottom of the page and enlarge to full screen. It’s also a superb model for the potential of citizen science (provided marine mammal protections are observed).
Enjoy and have a splendid Thanksgiving.
Harlan M. Doliner, President