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Shark-spotting drones to be trialled at WA beaches

Shark-spotting drones to be trialled at WA beaches

Hear the full interview here

 

Drones will be used by SLSWA to spot sharks off our coast.
Photo: Morne Hardenberg/Atlantic Edge

Shark-spotting drone trials

Is it a bird…?  Is it a plane…? NO! It’s a drone and it’s keeping an eye out for sharks along our coastline this summer.

In a first, Surf Life Saving WA will conduct a three-month trial of drone surveillance thanks to a one-off $88,000 grant from the State Government.

 

Under the trial, a small drone equipped with a high definition camera will stream live pictures back to SLSWA operators.

Global Drones Solutions CEO Mahmood Hussein says using drones would save the state a lot of money in the long run.

He spoke with Adam Shand.

 

full interview

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