How drones are revolutionizing our understanding of sharks

How drones are revolutionizing our understanding of sharks


Published July 11, 2022

8 min read

Each summer, thousands of people flock to the surf beaches of California and Australia, eager to catch one of the Pacific’s classic waves. But they likely don’t realize that they’re sharing the water with growing numbers of great white sharks congregating offshore.

The phenomenon has been confirmed using drone technology, which is transforming shark research with its ability to give scientists a bird’s-eye view of the animals inhabiting the world’s coasts.

Drone observations often can reveal more than Earth-bound research methods about shark movements, feeding habits, social relationships, and the animals’ reactions to people in their habitat. (Read how sharks form years-long friendships.)

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