As word about the dire state of the world's oceans reaches peoples worldwide, the 'SmartFin' Surfboard Fin is an initiative to help identify problems and monitor the health of the sea in an innovative way.
Affixing onto the gear of volunteers, the 'SmartFin' Surfboard Fin works to measure salinity, pH level and even water temperature to help researchers keep track of what's going on in a specific region where autonomous drones or buoys might not offer the best readings.
Created by Dr. Andrew Stern, who is an ex-neurologist that now has the title of executive director at the non-profit environmental group Lost Bird, the 'SmartFin' Surfboard Fin is currently undergoing tests to see if it has promise to enter the consumer market.
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