Over 64,000 turtles spotted by drone at the Great Barrier Reef

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A drone was used to help researchers from the Raine Island Recovery Project track and count the number of turtles migrating through the Great Barrier Reef off the Northeast coast of Australia. Previously the researchers would count the turtles from a boat by painting a white stripe on their shell.

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Mining giant BHP saves an estimated $5 million per year using drones

Mining giant BHP, formally BHP Billiton, is using drones throughout its mining operations in Australia to save around $5 million every year. Making the switch from manned aircraft and workers saves BHP time and money and improves workplace safety.

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