Something spectacular about technology is that you can apply them in ways the inventors never thought of when they were invented. Usually, one of the primary purposes of drone is for surveillance purpose, various kids friendly drone are being used by kids in monitoring their environment, taking pictures of aerial views, just for artistic purpose, but it would be absurd to think this technology can be used in protecting dolphins when it was first introduced, as a matter of fact, it is the last thing that would cross people’s mind.
As at today, it is being used in protecting Amazon’s dolphin, which further proves that the application of technology can always come in ways they are least expected. Some other the ways in which dolphins are being protected using the drone technology includes:
Population Data: Scientists are using drone technology to figure out the population of the dolphins in waters. This data can be very beneficial in the long run, as it provides information on whether dolphins are endangered species or not. Although they agree that collection of data is a slow and time-consuming process, it still doesn’t change the fact that the drone technology is gradually contributing to this data accumulation, which would be highly beneficial in the nearest future.
Mortality Information: Dolphins dwell in water, it will be interesting to keep a tab on their mortality rate, and this is exactly what scientist are doing with the drone technology. They currently use drones in acquiring information about the death rate of dolphins by comparing and contrasting data over a certain period of time. This information can provide more details on the leading cause of mortality amidst dolphins.
Reproductive Information: One of the major cause for a species being endangered is when they fail to procreate. If they fail to reproduce for a long period of time, their population will dwindle down over time. When there is enough data on the reproduction rate, a scientist can create a pseudo-environment that encourages pro-creation amidst the dolphin, thus protecting their species from going extinct in the nearest future.