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Scientists count birds with the help of satellite images

May 08, 2017, 8:18 AM EDT
(Source: rayand/flickr)
(Source: rayand/flickr)

For the first time in the world, a team of researchers from the British Antarctic Survey and the Canterbury Museum in New Zealand has used satellite imagery to accurately measure the population of endangered bird species albatross.

The technology has proved valuable for the scientists - saving their effort, funds, and time, which were earlier spent in venturing into the birds’ hard-to-access natural habitats, writes Lab Roots.

Paul Scofield, a co-author of the paper published in the journal "Ibis," describes the technique as an invaluable global conservation resource to track real-time status of threatened species, writes CNN Tech.

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