Forrest backs tech to reveal ocean inhabitants from a bucket of water

The world’s oceans are troubled by plastic pollution, overfishing and a warming climate, but it is hard to save them if scientists know little of what lives there.

When Dr Andrew Forrest spent hours counting fish filmed underwater for research towards a PhD, he thought there had to be a better way. Now, his Minderoo Foundation has backed world-first technology to sift the ocean for DNA to identify what species live where.

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