Shark Stories October 16, 2019

Could Little Ripper drone warn Cape Cod tourists about great white sharks?

Earlier today, I came across a story [paywall] in the Wall Street Journal that tells how a recent study from Woods Hole Group Inc. shows that there are no good methods to keep swimmers safe from great white sharks in the waters off Cape Cod. In recent years, several people have been injured by sharks, and at least one person died in 2018. It made me wonder whether the Little Ripper drone with SharkSpotter technology from the Australia-based Ripper Group might be able to help warn Cape Cod tourists about great white sharks.

Shark Stories September 17, 2019

A quick-thinking drone pilot used the speaker on the Mavic 2 Enterprise to warn a surfer of an approaching shark at a beach south of Wollongong, Australia. After hearing the warning the surfer quickly paddled back to shore, while the shark swam off into deeper waters.

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Shark Stories August 29, 2019

Drone footage shows sharks swimming closer to people more often than you think

We have reported quite a number of shark stories on DroneDJ because indeed drone footage shows sharks swimming closer to people more often than you think. Outside Magazine had a short story about this and included some new videos. So for all drone and sharks fans out there, check this out.

Shark Stories August 28, 2019

A photographer with a drone captured great white sharks circling oblivious surfers in California. This is not the first time we have reported on shark sightings. The aerial perspective that a drone provides makes these predators much easier to spot than from the beach or water, as is the case in this example as well. The surfers only seem to realize at the very end that they had company.

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Shark Stories July 2, 2019

Photographer and drone enthusiast Dan Watson flew his DJI Mavic 2 Pro during a family outing to the beach last week. As he was getting ready to get some aerial shots of his family playing around in the ocean, he noticed a dark shadow in the water. Dan instantly realized that the dark shadow was likely a shark approaching his family and he shouted for them to get out of the water immediately. While his they ran for safety, he kept firing shots with his DJI Mavic 2 Pro, which he later shared on Instagram.

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Shark Stories January 23, 2019

Australia has been at the forefront of using drones to keep swimmers and surfers safe and warn them of any nearby sharks. Jason Iggleden, a builder from Sydney, said that the idea for a shark-spotting app was so obvious to him that he filed for a patent and sold everything he owned to develop and launch his new app, called Drone Shark.

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