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Drone program in development to detect sharks along California coastline

Drone program in development to detect sharks along California coastline

A drone program is in development to detect mostly juvenile Great White Sharks along the California coastline. The program uses drones to collect aerial video footage and uses AI to analyze the video material and study the behavior of these sharks in relation to the presence of human beings, i.e. surfers, swimmers, etc.

Drone program in development to detect sharks along California coastline

The following video was posted by Scientific American. In the description, they say: “Over the past decade, the number of encounters between humans and sharks swimming off the coast of California has risen dramatically. Chris Lowe, director of the Shark Lab at California State University, Long Beach, says this summer is shaping up to be a major year for these sharks along the state’s 840-mile coastline. In response, his lab has launched an ambitious two-year shark study using drones, buoys, and underwater robots thanks to a $3.75-million grant from the state.

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