Drones vs Jaws: Aerial shark hunters deployed in New York

Aerial view of a Bull Shark (Carcharhinus leucas), shot with a drone, reefs of the Sea of Cortez, Cabo Pulmo, Baja California Sur, Mexico.
A drone view of a bull shark. This image was taken in Baja California - but this species has been seen in New York, where Long Island are increasing its drone surveillance of beaches for shark activity. (Image credit: Getty Images)

Officials in New York’s Long Island State Park have announced they’re adding a fleet of 10 drones to watch the beaches for sharks.

The fleet will be made up of a variety of drones, including the Autel EVO II v3 series, and will be deployed while the sharks, including the legendary great white, arrive in the Island's waters over the summer.

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