COTSbot a killer robot designed to seek & destroy crown of thorns seastar on the Great Barrier Reef

COTSbot – Killer Robots to Save the Reef

Custodians of the Great Barrier Reef have been fighting, but not winning, a war against an alien-like invader, the Crown Of Thorns Starfish (COTS). But the tide looks set to turn with the introduction of the COTSbot, an underwater robot that can seek and destroy individual starfish.

 

CoralWatch is a citizen science initiative using a simple colour-coded chart to help users survey coral reefs and detect coral beaching in its early stages

CoralWatch – early warning for coral bleaching

CoralWatch is a citizen science initiative using a colour-coded chart to help users to survey coral reefs and detect coral bleaching in its early stages. Simple to use … watch the video … order your own CoralWatch Chart

 

Virgin Australia and Greening Australia launched Reef Aid a program to restore coastal environments to improve water quality and help save the Reef

Reef Aid – Real Hope for the Reef

You may have heard the news that Sir Richard Branson is working with Greening Australia to help save the Reef. Great news: but how is Sir Richard doing what our government appears unable to, and who the hell is Greening Australia..?

 

Coral-Bleaching-at-Lizard-Island Catlin Seaview Survey

The coral bleaching wake-up call

This year’s coral bleaching event is a wake up call for us all to start behaving differently – to reduce our carbon footprint. It is not a reason to stop exploring our underwater world.