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Protection Money

The Mexican government and insurance company Swiss Re have joined force to create an insurance policy for the coral reef off the coast of Cancun. This marks the first time something like this has happened, despite years of debate on the issue. The plan… Continue Reading “Protection Money”

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”

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