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Researchers are going to new heights to monitor and help the recovery of killer whales off British Columbia's coast. They used a drone hexacopter to get a birds-eye view of the orca to determine whale's health. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Vancouver Aquarium

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Researchers are going to new heights to monitor and help the recovery of killer whales off British Columbia's coast. They used a drone hexacopter to get a birds-eye view of the orca to determine whale's health. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Vancouver Aquarium

Drone gives orca researchers view of whales off B.C. coast

VANCOUVER - There's new buzz among orca researchers off Canada's West Coast thanks a bird's eye view from a small six-rotor drone.

The hexacopter — which is about the size of a beach ball — was used by scientists from the Vancouver Aquarium and U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ...

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