"While using shoals of robotic fish for pollution detection in harbours might appear like something straight out of science fiction, there are very practical reasons for choosing this form.
"In using robotic fish we are building on a design created by hundreds of millions of years' worth of evolution which is incredibly energy efficient. This efficiency is something we need to ensure that our pollution detection sensors can navigate in the underwater environment for hours on end.
"We will produce a system that allows the fish to search underwater, meaning that we will be able to analyse not only chemicals on the surface of the water (e.g. oil) but also those that are dissolved in the water."
"I am incredibly excited about this project. We are designing these fish very carefully to ensure that they will be able to detect changes in environmental conditions in the port and pick up on early signs of pollution spreading, for example by locating a small leak in a vessel.
"The hope is that this will prevent potentially hazardous discharges at sea, as the leak would undoubtedly get worse over time if not located."
Will there be any fines if someone accidentally nets one? Also, what if a bigger first/bird tried to eat it? Haha, I think its a really cool idea actually. One more thing to chalk up to the "green" era we're in
Is that video of a 3D rendering? It doesn't look real. I want one for the fish tank I don't have :-)
Why use one of those? If the fish are dying you know something is wrong.
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Yeah what happens if something that eats trout or any fish of that size encounters it? Then we get to detect pollution in the belly of the eater, that seems counter productive doesn't it??? They should build some kind of sonar transmitter that won't of course effect the wi-fi data transmission!
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