Researchers at Robots In Service of the Environment (RISE) are building a robot to stop invasive Lionfish, artificially introduced by humans. The ever-increasing Lionfish population has become a big threat to fish stocks and coral reef ecosystems off the coast of Florida as well as in the Caribbean and Bermuda. Some of you may not like the idea of introducing a killer robot to exterminate a specific species, but it seems to be the only option to protect an Atlantic ecosystem which otherwise would continue to suffer as Lionfish preys upon the small fish starving the other marine animals.
Sexually mature at just 12 months, females spawn approximately 30,000 eggs every four to five days.
[Source: PR Newswire]