Drones to mon­i­tor crocs at Aus­tralia beaches

Gulf Times - - AUSTRALASIA/EAST ASIA -

An Aus­tralian state is tri­alling the use of drones at pop­u­lar beaches to keep beach­go­ers safe from croc­o­diles. The ini­tial plan is for three lat­est-model drones to spot the deadly preda­tors in beaches be­tween Mis­sion Beach and Port Dou­glas in north-east­ern Queens­land, state En­vi­ron­ment Min­is­ter Leeanne Enoch said yes­ter­day. Life­guards are be­ing trained to use the ma­chines and will pass on any croc­o­dile ac­tiv­ity in the area to local wildlife of­fi­cers, with the state gov­ern­ment set­ting aside Aus $105,00 to cover the project.

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