SnotBot FTWhales! 🚁🐳

Hah—brilliant: SnotBot is a hexacopter drone covered in petri dishes that collects whale exhalations for science:

Popular Science explains:

Whale snot, it turns out, is packed with DNA, viruses, hormones, and microbes—all incredibly useful things to a variety of scientists.

Typically, marine biologists employ the same techniques that failed Kerr: A motorboat equipped with long sticks and modified crossbows to collect whale biopsies. But Kerr hopes these flying research robots will soon change that.


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