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Old 14-06-2013, 20:22   #1
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NOAA Drones Busting Boaters

Read an article today that drones used by NOAA over Dry Tortugas to map corals, track migrating birds and locate turtles are also being used for enforcement. Two busts already. One an unpermitted dive in North ecological reserve. The second a sailing vessel illegally fishing in South Ecological reserve.
Florida Senate voted afterwards to restrict drones for law enforcement. Wonder if big brother agreed too?
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So if all those drones and balloons are really out there, why couldn't they find a trimaran headed to Cuba from 30 miles north of Key West??
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Darn !! I guess Im gonna have to start peein over the side only at night !! Might get busted for indecent exposure !! Or defileing the coral or something !! LOL
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Read an article today that drones used by NOAA over Dry Tortugas to map corals, track migrating birds and locate turtles are also being used for enforcement. Two busts already. One an unpermitted dive in North ecological reserve. The second a sailing vessel illegally fishing in South Ecological reserve.
Somehow, I'm Ok with this particular use of drones.

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So if all those drones and balloons are really out there, why couldn't they find a trimaran headed to Cuba from 30 miles north of Key West??
Search & rescue would also be a good use of drones.
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So if all those drones and balloons are really out there, why couldn't they find a trimaran headed to Cuba from 30 miles north of Key West??
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Old 14-06-2013, 21:31   #6
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Darn !! I guess Im gonna have to start peein over the side only at night !! Might get busted for indecent exposure !! Or defileing the coral or something !! LOL
You are screwed. They have night vision...
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Somehow, I'm Ok with this particular use of drones.

Search & rescue would also be a good use of drones.
I'm ok if they use them for illegal fishing, search and rescue, polluting, moving hard drugs & human trafficking. But catching an unpermitted dive doesn't sound like something drones should be used for.
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Are we talking air drones or water drones?


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Eff 'em. If they're out there breaking the law, they deserve to be busted.
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Darn !! I guess Im gonna have to start peein over the side only at night !! Might get busted for indecent exposure !! Or defileing the coral or something !! LOL
Sorry, they don't have telephoto lenses that big!
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Eff 'em. If they're out there breaking the law, they deserve to be busted.
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Drones?

Withstand the advertisement and see what's coming to an ocean near you.

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Yes!!!!! I had one of those drones over my boat!!

Watch the video of what happened!!!!!!!

Its only 17 seconds loong...


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I'm ok if they use them for illegal fishing, search and rescue, polluting, moving hard drugs & human trafficking. But catching an unpermitted dive doesn't sound like something drones should be used for.
I expect they were looking for those bigger fish, and the unauthorized dive was just bycatch.
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