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These Robots Hunt Jellyfish--And Then Liquify Them With Rotating Blades Of Death (TEXT and SHORT VIDEO)


Science & Tech  (tags: technology, jellyfish, destruction, danger, world oceans, news )

Carrie
- 349 days ago - fastcoexist.com
Huge herds of roaming jellyfish are becoming a huge problem in our ocean, causing millions of dollars in damage and injury and death. The JEROS Robot will hunt them down and kill them.



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Elizabeth M. (66)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 12:20 pm
I had read that jellyfish were becoming a problem, but I am sitting on the fence regarding the JEROS Robot.
Seems to me that good intentions in the world today do turn foul.
Thank You Carrie.
 

Betsy Bee (1057)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 4:42 pm
Good news. Jelly fish of a variety of types present real hazards.
 

Jason S. (57)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 6:11 pm
Good posting, thanks
 

HELEN V. (51)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 7:26 pm
I understand the problem, but I am not sure that the Robot is a good idea, and instead hunting down the jelly fish shouldn't we be looking for the cause in the imbalance in nature that is causing this enormous increase. Extermination seesm liks the easy solution, not the right one though. We should be the caretakers of Nature looking to understand the delicate balance that exists in our world. Balance is everything.
 

Ruth S. (307)
Friday October 4, 2013, 12:22 pm
The biggest problem on this planet are humans, they think that everything belongs to them, boy are they WRONG!
 

Birgit W. (144)
Friday October 4, 2013, 2:43 pm
What else do we create to kill. Stay out of nature, and let it take care of itself.
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Friday October 4, 2013, 5:02 pm
Interesting.
 

Roger Garin-michaud (62)
Friday October 4, 2013, 6:41 pm
noted, thanks
 

Sheila D. (25)
Friday October 4, 2013, 8:49 pm
Sounds like a great idea, let's just hope it doesn't get out of hand. Mankind has a habit of getting involved in nature and making more of a mess than necessary; which is what caused the jellyfish problem. We need to stop making things worse by trying to "fix" them.
 

Robert Hardy (67)
Friday October 4, 2013, 9:47 pm
Why is our answer to destroy the problem. Why?
 

Mary Donnelly (47)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 1:14 am
Thanks Carrie.
 

Lloyd H. (46)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 8:00 am
My problem with this is what are the real unintended consequences of this method. There is the problem that chopping up jellyfish is going to be the same as dumping massive amounts of fertilizer into the area as the immediate result is a high protien high nutrient contnet liquid . You are going to promote massive algae blooms and dead zones where nothing can live.
 

Bob P. (427)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 9:40 am
thanks for the article
 

Jamie Clemons (279)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 6:15 pm
Leave the Jelly fish alone so they can shut down more nuclear plants. Who is going to protect us from the robots?
 

Carrie B. (304)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 8:01 pm
Leave the jellyfish alone? They are destroying everything in their path ~ including humans!
 

GGmaSheila D. (169)
Sunday October 6, 2013, 5:40 pm
Do wonder what damage grated jellyfish stingers could cause?? Realize jellyfish are a worldwide problem and getting worse every day. However, could massive amounts of these stingers and/or the toxins in them cause problems for divers and swimmers, and/or fish? It didn't seem as though the robots were really grinding into small pieces there. Just not certain whether this will be the answer - or create another problem.
 
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