Coming to Coral Reefs 2: Jelly Bots

By |2021-01-24T11:18:15+00:00January 24th, 2021|Diving News|

Two days ago DIVERNET reported on “Bluebot” robotic fish as a means of carrying out environmental monitoring of coral reefs. Now we have news of another robotic approach to working in fragile underwater environments such as reefs or archaeological sites - based not on schools of fish but on “pulse-jet” animals such as jellyfish and squid. Read more...

New: electric eels hunting in packs

By |2021-01-18T10:37:11+00:00January 18th, 2021|Diving News|

Electric eels have always been thought to be solitary night-hunters, but now they have been observed for the first time working together in large groups to kill prey. Individual eels of the new species being studied are able to emit more electricity than any other known creature - enough to power 10 light-bulbs. Read more...

Ocean repels plastics using seagrass balls

By |2021-01-16T10:39:24+00:00January 16th, 2021|Diving News|

Scuba divers enjoy the biodiversity of seagrass locations, which can provide food, shelter and breeding habitats for turtles, dugongs, seahorses and countless other creatures. Seagrass also exchanges vast quantities of carbon dioxide for oxygen, improves water quality and protects coasts from erosion. Read more...