Tag: ocean

New Zealand creates huge marine reserve

In a surprise move, the New Zealand government have announced the planned creation of the “Kermadec ocean sanctuary”, in the South Pacific. It will be 620,000 sq km in size and join onto an existing marine reserve around the Kermadec islands. This would make… Continue Reading “New Zealand creates huge marine reserve”

Robots of the reef

Scientists plan to release a robot into the Great Barrier Reef to tackle a wave of destructive starfish, known as the Crown-of-thorns starfish. Researchers from Queensland University of Technology built a machine called the COTSbot (Crown-of-thorns robot) which actively seeks out the starfish autonomously.… Continue Reading “Robots of the reef”

End of the world

So I’ve been away from blogging for a long time due to a hectic semester at university which included a little adventure to the Antarctic. Months and months of planning went by and suddenly we are at Edinburgh airport frantically trying to remember if… Continue Reading “End of the world”

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