WATCH via Drone: Sea Turtles Return Home

Video Credit: Virginia Aquarium via Scott Hansen

Drones to the rescue! Or at least the return, in this case.

This amazing video filmed by Scott Hanson demonstrates just one of the unique opportunities the use of drones offers ocean research and conservation efforts. Here we can see Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center as they return sea turtles to the ocean.

It’s breathtaking to watch from above as the turtles make their first few strokes into the wild.

The vantage point from drones offers more than just an awesome view. It gives researchers new insights that would have previously been unattainable. Like the researchers from the Vancouver Aquarium and NOAA that use drones to monitor Northern Resident killer whales from an aerial perspective.