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An engineer’s “cool” trick to save stressed coral reefs

Jul 26, 2017, 8:48 AM EDT
(Source: eutrophication&hypoxia/flickr)
(Source: eutrophication&hypoxia/flickr)

Arizona civil engineer Mo Ehsani has proposed a bold solution for tackling the global problem of coral reef bleaching. The techie plans to relieve heat-stressed corals in shallows by feeding cool water via a durable, lightweight, single-piece pipe.

Ehsani’s idea is simple, low cost and potentially sustainable as it harvests the mechanical energy of ocean waves to pump cool water to coral reefs that are dying because of climate change, writes Popular Science.

The system not only uses clean, renewable and infinite sources but involves very little maintenance or onsite disruption, notes Industrial Equipment News.

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