An Undersea robot delivers 100,000 baby corals to the Great Barrier Reef

This good news comes from Australia

For the first time in the world, a small robot was used to plant thousands of baby corals in a mass repopulation project for the Great Barrier Reef.

The robot in question is called the LarvalBot and it is a briefcase sized underwater drone that a few days ago, dispersed over 100,000 microscopic heat resistant coral larvae across the damaged areas of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

In an effort to protect the marine life from climatic change, the coral larvae were developed from species that are especially tolerant to the warmer waters and climate. In the next few months, the replanted sections of the reef will be monitored by scientists to see if the coral is growing properly. If this bid is successful then it will be duplicated to take into effect additional areas of the Great Barrier Reef. The Larvalbot will be developed upon so that it can deploy millions of coral in the future.

The people in charge of the project are optimistic of the capabilities of the LarvalBot. They say that with further research and refinement, the given technique has enormous potential to operate across large sections of the reef and cover multiple sites in a manner that has not been possible before.

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