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Scientists built an armed robot to protect coral reefs from invasive lionfish

August 27th, 2018

Lionfish are incredibly eye-catching creatures, and they’re a favorite of salt water aquarium enthusiasts because they just plain look cool. They’re also an incredibly troublesome species when they are introduced in areas where they don’t belong, and coral reefs in the Caribbean are under serious threat from an invasion. Now, researchers from the Worcester Polytechnic …

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Letting coral reefs die will actually cost us more than saving them

June 14th, 2018

Earth’s coral reefs are having a rough go of things as of late. Ocean warming — prompted by manmade climate change — is wreaking havoc on established reef systems and scientists don’t think they’ll ever be able to fully recover. The scientific community is unified in its acknowledgement that mankind needs to do something to …