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University of Newcastle researchers use thermal drones to map koala population in Port Stephens area

Anna Falkenmire
Updated August 13 2023 - 6:14pm, first published 10:45am

It does indicate that there is a bit of a localised decline there. It is definitely something that is concerning.

- Shelby Ryan
A koala spotted by the drone. Picture supplied
A koala spotted by the drone. Picture supplied

A KOALA count like no other is taking place in Port Stephens as researchers use cutting edge drone technology to map the creatures.

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Anna Falkenmire

Police and crime reporter at the Newcastle Herald.

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