Robot Jellyfish to the rescue of Reefs

With global warming on the rise, the ocean acidity is increasing. Additionally, the oceans are getting warmer causing damage to a variety of corals. This is leading to many reefs getting damaged because of dying corals and because certain kind of marine animals such as lionfish are growing in population, to the detriment of other reef life. To monitor the reef condition, scientists are coming up with soft robots that can operate for long periods on small amount of power. Florida Atlantic University students built a jelly fish inspired robot that helps with this.

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