Watson the Whale visits Eugene Ashley High School

Published: Nov. 17, 2016 at 9:08 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 18, 2016 at 7:49 AM EST
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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Watson the Whale and Dr. Sue Kezios, youth programs director of UNCW Youth Programs/MarineQuest visited Eugene Ashley High School's football field on Thursday afternoon to educate students about marine life and ocean debris.

Watson is part of a project by Elizabeth Mason, a Master's student at Duke University, assessing the photogrammetric measurements that can be obtained from Unoccupied Aircraft Systems. How to measure something so large--Ashley High School's football field. This will be accomplished by drone.

The whale is a life-size inflatable whale classroom. funded through a NOAA grant.

He has traveled more than 8,000 miles in North Carolina and South Carolina

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