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'Drone doctors' are helping bring whales back from brink of extinction

The southern right whale was given its name because tragically, it was the "right" whale for whaling. The animals tended to swim close to shore, making them easy marks for whalers who hunted them to the brink of extinction.  Thanks to drones, researchers are helping the southern right whale make a comeback while keeping an eye on the effects of climate change. SEE ALSO: Climate activists shut down 5 tar sands oil pipelines Researchers from Murdoch University, supported by WWF Australia, are monitoring the whales as they breed in the Great Australian Bight in the country's south.
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