Scientists developing a robot to repair coral reefs around the world have turned to crowd-sourcing website Kickstarter to raise funds.
The Coralbot team from Edinburgh’s Heriot-Watt University are hoping to raise $107,000 (£70,000) before June.
The campaign, which began this week, has more than 80 backers and has raised nearly $3,000 (£1,900) so far.
Coralbots are able to navigate their way across damaged reefs, transplanting pieces of healthy coral as they go.
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