Drones Are Bugging Seals Pupping On A California Sanctuary Beach

By Mary S Papenfuss

Hobby drone operators upsetting seals giving birth in a California marine sanctuary are threatening the survival of the pups, animal experts say.

Officials are cracking down on the buzzing machines at the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary on California’s Central Coast. Close to 100 harbor seals typically gather annually to give birth at Hopkins Beach in Pacific Grove in the sanctuary. Mothers stay as long as June nursing their young. The Hopkins Beach rookery is currently fenced off to protect the pregnant and nursing seals and pups, but people have been getting around the fences and drones fly …read more

Source:: Huffington Post Green

      

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