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Biologists Used Cutting-Edge Cameras To Watch Dolphin Activities Underwater

Feb 25, 2017 08:41 PM EST

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With the use of cutting-edge cameras, humans can now monitor dolphins. The camera will help biologists to study the animal's behavior.

Biologists have found a way to monitor dolphins even if they are not around. Using cutting-edge cameras, the dolphins can be monitored underwater to see its behaviors and activities.

According to EurekAlert, this is the first world-first study of testing underwater cameras on wild dolphins. The cutting-edge cameras were the first custom-made non-invasive cameras developed by researchers from University of Sydney and University of Alaska Southeast.

The cutting-edge cameras have the capability to capture and analyze more than 535 minutes of dolphins' activities in the sea. Such cameras have the purpose of revealing their behavior like playing with kelp, intimate social behaviors as well as mother-calf interaction.

Heidi Pearson from the University of Alaska Southeast Researchers stated her long-term study of dolphins for 13 years using basic methods. Now, she wanted to understand more of these dolphins' behaviors and activities underwater and the use of cutting-edge cameras will definitely help her.

Digital Trends reported that Pearson's study revealed that it was only 10 percent of dolphin's life is spent at the surface. She expects to learn more about the 90% in the hidden or underwater behaviors.

Meanwhile, another biologist Dr. Gabriel Machovsky-Capuska from the other concerned university positively commented on their trial of the cutting-edge cameras. Dr. Capuska said, "For the first time, these cameras have given us the opportunity to see what dolphins do on their own terms."

Eventually, these cutting-edge cameras attached to dolphins will show how the wild animals behave underwater. This will not only record dolphins' activities but also other underwater animals which they encounter.

Finally, sea water creatures can be filmed as well as their conservation and rehabilitation efforts will be given aids. The biologists from the two universities are looking forward to many learnings from the dolphins with the cutting-edge cameras in its natural environment.

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