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Jellyfish robots to be used to monitor fragile coral reefs

Robotic jellyfish with silicon rubber tentacles could be employed to watch over endangered coral reefs in the world’s oceans. A soft robot jellyfish that can swim through openings narrower than its body could be used to monitor delicate environments in the ocean, scientists have said. The "jellybots" are based on the shape of the moon jellyfish and are capable of squeezing through holes cut in plexiglass plates. Scientists at Jellyfish Robots hope they could be sent to monitor fragile coral reefs, without risking…

‘Oil slick at Clifton beach poses no threat to marine flora, fauna’

KARACHI: Clifton beach was recently in the headlines after an oil slick but it poses no immediate threat to marine flora and fauna as it’s in the advanced stage of dilution, the World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan (WWF-P) said. A WWF-P team, which visited the site, found some fish inhabiting shallow waters dead in the affected area. It also spotted a damaged carcass of a green turtle that seemed a bit old and the organization said its death couldn’t be attributed to the oil slick. According to the organization, the…

WATCH: Trump stops to catch hat of Marine after wind blows it off

In a light moment, President Donald Trump stopped to retrieve the hat of a Marine guard on Saturday evening after the wind blew it off his head. The moment happened as Trump was about to board Marine One upon his return after attending the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. Moments earlier the president departed Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland with his wife Melania. While the president was walking towards the aircraft, a Marine who was guarding the helicopter had his hat fly off. Trump retrieved a…

Deal struck for world’s biggest marine reserve in Antarctica

SYDNEY: The world's largest marine reserve aimed at protecting the pristine wilderness of Antarctica will be created after a "momentous" agreement was finally reached Friday, with Russia dropping its long-held opposition. The deal, sealed by the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) at an annual meeting in Hobart after years of negotiations, will see a massive US and New Zealand-backed marine protected area established in the Ross Sea. It will cover more than 1.55 million square kilometres (600,000…