Modifying aircraft for whale surveys

December 2007
Ecos;Dec2007/Jan2008, Issue 140, p16
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The article reports that the C212 aircraft have been modified for whale survey in several ways including, digital video and infrared video systems mounted under the aircraft to record everything within a strip at least 50 meters on either side of the aircraft in Australia. The Global Positioning System will be available to accurately record whale sighting locations, and the two front and two rear observation units will be visually and audibly isolated from each other to ensure independent recording of information.


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