23/01/2018

Quantifying nearshore sea turtle densities

This study presents methods for using unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to conduct population assessments. Using a fixed-wing UAS and a modified strip-transect method, they conducted aerial surveys along a 3 km track line at Ostional, Costa Rica during a mass-nesting event of olive ridley turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea).


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