Underwater drones are delivering coral babies to the great barrier reef

Scientists are using underwater drones as part of a mission to repopulate parts of the great barrier reef. in a collaboration between researchers at queensland university of technology (QUT) and southern cross university (SCU), the larvalbot is able to deliver baby coral to the necessary areas. The undersea robot works by dispersing microscopic baby corals (coral larvae) across the reef. the efforts aid further the massive coral spawning event that takes place from october to december. during this time many of the coral species release eggs and sperm from their gut cavity into the water. the eggs float toward the surface and fertilize, creating a coral larvae before settling on the ocean floor and, eventually, developing into a colony. Continue> https://www.designboom.com/technology/underwater-drones-coral-babies-great-barrier-reef-12-13-2018/ #drone#drones #uuv #rov #DroneExpert #Tech #DroneOperator #robotics #marine #underwater

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