Drones for whale research and conservation in Cabo Verde

Jason Woodcock from www.uasflightops.com tested his drone in the Sal Rei Bay, Boa Vista and took number of wonderful videos of humpback whale mother and her newborn.

While inspecting raw footage while still on the boat we noticed some interesting behaviour that normally is not visible from boat- whale baby was "taking a ride" on mothers head just a meter or so under the sea surface. The drone also helped us to follow whales' movements, surfacing time and location and proximity to the whale watching boats.


Jason is also involved with www.veterans4wildlife.org and showed great interest in coming back to Cabo Verde to volunteer his technical skills and time for the conservation projects. Thank you, Jason, and look forward to your return!