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O.R.C.A Force UAV Captures First Footage of Sealers

O.R.C.A Force UAV Captures First Footage of Sealers

O.R.C.A Force UAV Captures First Footage of Sealers O.R.C.A. Force team member launching UAV At the crack of dawn the O.R.C.A Force successfully launched their unmanned aircraft to capture footage of the sealers at Cape Cross, Namibia. The images captured from the video stream shows the area of the seal reserve, the sealers stepping out of their vehicles and the full truck leaving the Cape Cross area to drive off to the seal processing factory. “It was an incredibly challenging flight," explains UAV-expert Jake Weber. “The wind was pulling our aircraft away from land and towards the ocean. You don’t want to be over water when the battery runs out and you still have to cover another 7 miles to make it back home. At one point we were more concerned about retrieving the uav then getting the footage.” Just before the aircraft reached base camp, the team followed an emergency l...

Full article: http://www.seashepherd.org/news-and-media/2012/09/05/orca...

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