BeneFISHiary is an innovative new smartphone app, developed by University of Hawaii professor Catherine Pirkle as part of a collaboration with the Ocean and Human Health Research Programme of Bermuda, that is designed to inform and educate users about the fish species of the region while helping them to get involved in fish conservation activities.
This app allows users to browse different fish species and learn information about the effects of pollution on fish health while also accessing data about the sustainability and threats facing a wide variety of fish. The app was developed in response to studies that show that consumption of mercury-laden fish can affect the health of pregnant women.
This fish conservation app is a fine example of smartphone technology being leveraged to aid coastal research efforts.
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