18 drones to monitor sharks near Long Island beaches
New York State has announced additional measures to protect beachgoers from sharks at Long Island State Park beaches this summer. More specifically, 10 new drones are being deployed to enhance the State’s shark monitoring capacity.
Since there was an increase in shark sightings last summer, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks), the Department of Environmental Conservation, and the New York State Police have decided to increase surveillance along Long Island beaches. And drones are set to play a major role in their shark monitoring efforts.
While eight State Parks drones are already in operation, 10 more aircraft are being deployed along the South Shore of Long Island to give officials additional eyes in the sky.
One of these drones, which is being assigned to Park Police, is a particularly advanced model. It’s a large enterprise drone with thermal…