As the use of unmanned aerial vehicles for recreation and research alike continues to rise, a study in Current Biology found that added drone activity above their habitat causes a measurable stress response in black bears, whose heart rates soared when exposed to the technology. What do you think?


“It’ll be a lot easier for the bears once they grow complacent about drones.”

Todd O’Connell • Rooftop Gardener

“That’s a shame. They’re stressed enough being fitted with heart rate monitors.”

Angelina Pernay • Ethnomusicologist

“At this point, any species lucky enough to still be alive should be happy.”

Lloyd Deaver • Livestock Groomer