New Underwater Cameras for Wild Dolphins

A team of researchers from the University of Sydney's Charles Perkins Centre and the University of Alaska Southeast have studied the underwater life. The experts have tested custom-made non-invasive cameras to capture and analyze more than 535 minutes of such rarely-seen activities.

The captured activities include mother-calf interaction, playing with kelp, and intimate social behaviors like flipper-rubbing etc said the researcher. The study was one of its kinds as for the first time they have got an opportunity to see what dolphins do on their own terms. 

There were no wildlife crews, no invasive underwater housings and the dolphins remained largely unaffected by the cameras. The researchers will also help researchers to understand the behavior of animals. Additionally, it will ultimately help the experts to know more about wild predators' and human nutrition, added the researchers.

According to the researchers, the deployment advances new approaches for filming wild sea creatures, aiding conservation and rehabilitation efforts.



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