Bombs have had a terrible impact on coral reefs throughout the Coral Triangle. Now a group of scientists, dive enthusiasts and filmmakers have come up with an ingenious technology to detect when and where bombs are going off, so authorities can respond immediately...
Applying the same technology that police offers in the US to combat gun violoence, scientists and engineers are developing a groundbreaking system for detecting underwater explosions. The technology is being developed and tested in Sabah, Malaysia, one of the jewels of the Coral Triangle. A partnership between Silicon Valley based technology company SST, leading underwater filmmakers Scubazoo and conservation organisation Teng Hoi, Stop Fish Bombing is an NGO with global ambitions to roll out its technology to help prevent bomb fishing around the world, saving marine ecosystems and the livelihoods of the communities that rely on them. Bomb fishing is not only destructive, it's dangerous and it's not uncommon for practitioners to maim themselves when a bomb explodes prematurely. Strong preventative measures would act as a strong deterrant. Check out the beautifully shot video below, directed and filmed by Scubazoo. Check out their website and get involved!
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