Researchers Duke University are currently working on a project that involves utilizing drones to scope out large bodies of water for accurate shark-spotting. The drones offer an advantage to boat patrols with an aerial viewpoint, that allows consumers to better track the water to see if sharks are prevalent.
The project aims to utilize the advantageous height drones have by soaring into the sky, allowing viewers to have a complete view of what lies below. The drones can be used to spot sharks close to the surface and up to a meter deep as well as through murky water. The new technology can help consumers test out the safety of waters prior to swimming in them. The capability can be used for water sports as well such as boating, surfing and wake boarding.