3D printing could save our coral reefs – 3D Printing Industry

Most of the environmental changes in the present times are taking the earth closer to the loss of biodiversity. Environmentalists are worried that the vast coral reefs under the ocean are subject to risk of extinction in the coming years.

Hence, any program undertaken to make the massive situations surrounding the rapidly degrading coral reefs is welcome by environmentalists and marine biologists.

Apparently just bright rock to the layman, these large rough slabs of coral are in fact brimming with life. The large living layer of coral polyps reside on top of the various layers of coral skeleton made of calcium carbonate. These polyps are necessary for the propagation and survival of these coral reefs.

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Mike Rawson has recently re-awoken a long-standing interest in robots and our automated future. He lives in London with a single android - a temperamental vacuum cleaner - but is looking forward to getting more cyborgs soon.

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3D printing could save our coral reefs – 3D Printing Industry

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