Drone aircraft to study rabbit habitat
Researchers from the University of Idaho, Washington State University and Boise State University will perform the study from June 24-30.
The Moscow-Pullman Daily News reports the electric drone aircraft will be controlled from the ground as it flies over sagebrush in Lemhi and Blaine counties. It will take high-resolution photos to help researchers better understand the relationship between sagebrush and pygmy rabbits.
The data could help researchers find the best places to reintroduce captive-bred rabbits. The National Science Foundation awarded each university around $330,000 to take part in the study.
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