I Got Published By National Geographic!! Why Are Gray Whales Losing Their Tails


Top AirVuz contributor and drone pilot Jayxlamar, who has done extensive filming of whales by drones, recently had some of his video footage picked up by National Geographic.  He was able to capture drone footage of gray whales missing perhaps their most-noticed feature - their tails.  While it's not clear exactly how this came about, it's thought that the giant creatures are getting caught in fishing equipment.  It's not known whether the disfigurement impacts the ability of the whales to survive.  

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    Mike Israel is the founder, President and CEO of AirVuz, LLC. He is an avid drone enthusiast and RC pilot. He is also an enthusiast of geography and history, and loves writing about all of the amazing places where AirVuz community members fly.

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