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As revealed in a new report, a robot fish, which has been developed by a team of scientists in Europe, has been recently moved to the sea, hoping to help detect water pollutants faster.
The report has found that the robot fish was developed with an aim to improve pollution monitoring and was kept in the lab. However, a test conducted on Tuesday at the northern Spanish port of Gijon has made it to move to the sea.
As per the findings, the fishes are nearly 1.5 meters (5 feet) long and have been designed with the capability to swim like real fishes. It has been told that these fishes take extremely less time than general detectors i. e. from weeks to a mere couple of seconds.
The fishes have been provided with sensors that would help them to pick up pollutants, found the report. It is also being hoped that there may be developments that will help in underwater security, diver monitoring, cleaning up oil spills and rescue at sea.
The researchers anticipate that the fishes costing 20,000 pounds each would be largely bought by port authorities, water companies and aquariums, interested in monitoring water quality.