Scientists are analyzing water samples in New Zealand to determine the cause of high levels of water pollution at some of Auckland’s west coast beaches. They are sampling creeks and drains feeding into these areas in order to better understand what is causing this persistent pollution but they still don’t know if it’s from sewage, animal waste or something else. If you’re in New Zealand, check out this post to see what beaches have red alerts.
Researchers have discovered that chocking was the cause of death for some of the dolphins in the Indian River Lagoon. Between 1997 and 2011, 14 out of 350 dolphins died of asphyxiation because they chocked on spiny fish that they don’t typically eat. In more than a third of those cases, the fish had fishing lines or hooks still attached. So if you’re going fishing any time soon, be careful with your fishing gear!
“The next wave of drones is here and there underwater.” Remotely operated underwater vehicles have been around for years but they are beginning to change. Independent companies are working to develop cheaper, smaller models that can be used both commercially and recreationally. Watch the following video from The Wall Street Journal to learn more:
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