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The SHOAL Robotic Fish Helps Detect Pollution in Oceans

By: Meghan Young - Published: Jul 1, 2011 • References: roboshoal and dvice
With the Gulf of Mexico oil spill still affecting cities and coastlines around the world, it makes you wonder what other kind of pollution may be happening underwater and that's where the SHOAL Robotic Fish comes in. Instead of sending out divers to explore the oceans and seas for pollution, this robotic sea creature could do the job longer and perhaps even more efficiently.

Developed by scientists at Great Britain's Essex University, the SHOAL Robotic Fish completely waterproof and swims with amazingly accurate fish-like movements. Priced at about $29,000, it features pollution detecting instruments and a WiFi module that sends the data back to its user.

I especially like how the SHOAL Robotic Fish will not disturb the underwater habitat as it looks just like a fish too.