Trident Shark Encounter
In October 2017 we sent one of our Trident Underwater Drone beta units to dive with Great White Sharks in Isla Guadalupe. Every year, these sharks congregate at this remote island off the coast of Mexico to feed on tuna and elephant seals. Scientists are studying the behavior and population of the sharks. By using acoustic tags, satellite transmitters, and photo ID, they help to protect this shark hotspot.
The use of underwater drones offers a new, safer, and less intrusive way to study the sharks and give insight into their behaviour without the direct presence of humans.