Shark-tracking drones saving life in South Africa

In Cape Town’s False Bay coastline, an organization called Shark Spotters is using drones to monitor shark movement to keep people safe and also to study the animal’s behaviour.

In 2015, there were 98 shark attacks worldwide, including six fatalities, according to researchers from the University of Florida.

Drone operators work together with field shark spotters perched high up on cliffs overlooking the ocean, using binoculars to monitor the water all day.

If there is a threat, the warning sirens will blare and the flags will go up indicating that swimmers and surfers should leave the water immediately.

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