Fish health monitor at Blue Planet Aquarium

fish health monitor

Fish Health Monitor trial is being held at Blue Planet Aquarium

A new fish health monitor developed by Dr Lynne Sneddon at the University of Liverpool is being tested at the Blue Planet Aquarium in England. The system has been in place for two months monitoring fish movement to determine the overall health of the tanks inhabitants. Using cameras, the system monitors the aquarium’s inhabitants. Healthy fish movement has be programmed into the system and when it detects unhealthy movement, the staff is notified. Initially developed for use in the laboratory, this system has applications in large public aquariums. Maybe one day the fish health monitor will be available for home use with nothing more than a camera and home computer to monitor and alert us to possible health issues in our tanks. To read more about the monitor, visit PHYS.ORG.

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