Drone Research

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Drone Research

EBRWS is powered by a team of
Researchers, Volunteers and passionate engaged citizens.

Drone Research
Drone Research

All rights reserved.

EBRWS
Drone Research

EBRWS is powered by a team of
Researchers, Volunteers and passionate engaged citizens.

Drone Research
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Drone Research

Drones are used by the EBRWS team as a tool for collecting photography of the whales for photo identification including unique callosity patterns, blazes, marks and scars, sex, body condition, location, core habitat use areas, fine scale movements and behaviour.

The quality of the overhead imagery is groundbreaking for the research. All drone data is collected under research permit number – Y26866-3.

EBRWS Drone Team

Dr Claire Charlton – UAV Pilot
Robert Prestwood – Lead UAV Pilot
Debra Prestwood – Lead Observer / Photographer
Lea Brooks – Observer / Photographer
Richard Pocklington – Observer

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Permit Info

Project Title
Encounter Bay Southern Right Whale Research Project.
Permit Number
Y26866-3 (-3 relates to year 3 of Permit).

Christie and calf
1st July, 2021

'Christie' and her young female calf appeared at Christies Beach, South Australia - 29th June, 2021. The pair were last sighted in the waters around Second Valley/Rapid Bay area 10th July 2021.

Drone footage was filmed in the Encounter Bay whale nursery South Australia under research permit no Y26866-3 ... copyright Bob Prestwood EBRWS.

Our Drone Team in action!