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Playing Recordings Of A Healthy Ecosystem Can Help To Restore Marine Ecosystems


Restore Marine Ecosystems

Marine life is so vast and full of variety that it still intrigues a lot of marine biologists to research it. What's interesting is that the more it is studied, the more horizons for research are opened. So, we can safely say that there are more questions than answers about marine life.


As a part of a routine study in 2016, Stephen Simpson who is a marine biologist in England researched a site called Lizard Island. There were cyclones in 2014 and 2015 that almost destroyed the ecosystem of that area. Simpson says that He felt as if that place was a graveyard with no signs of life around.


However, Simpson isn't one to give up and rant about stuff. He along with a student named Timothy decided that they will try to bring the coral area back to life. They artificially built up new small reefs and they used quite an interesting technique to attract marine life back into the area. They used sounds. Yes, you read that right! They used the sound of life. Sound of life from the time when the reefs were in their full flow.


Sounds of fish whistling, Wheezing were played. There were sounds of dolphins squealing around as well and to the pleasant surprise of researchers, they could see marine life coming back to the coral area. All of this effort wasn't an arrow shot in anger. There was proper research done about this in the laboratory and only then did Simpson and Timothy bring their lab idea to real life.


This idea of using sound to bring life back to dead corals is still a work in progress but it is showing all the positive signs. Currently, studies are undergoing in the Caribbean as well and the initial results are nothing less than quite positive.


In the words of Simpson " The fish are hearing their way to home" All in all, we can say that it is a brilliant idea that has been put forward and we hope that more marine ecosystems are revived using sound.

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