When This Drone Flew Over The Pacific, It Caught A Phenomenon On Camera That’s Left People Awestruck

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Nine miles off the wild coast of southern Alaska, a drone flits over the wide blue ocean. Below, the great, grey forms of humpback whales break through the surface again and again. A pod is on the move, and technology is about to capture something so incredible that it will blow your mind.

Image: Tiago Fioreze

How much do we really know about our oceans? Although they cover a staggering 70 percent of the planet’s surface, experts estimate that we have only explored a tiny fraction of their mass. It’s often said, in fact, that we have a greater knowledge of the moon than we do of the ocean floor.

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Times are changing fast, however. While it’s still expensive and time-consuming to equip research ships and submarines for surveying the depths, there’s now a new way to discover the oceans’ farthest reaches. Equipped with modern drones, explorers are consequently able to see the world in a whole new light.

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