In recent research, scientists claimed that the music system would able to restore the lost ecosystem in coral reefs. The sound system would attract the nearby fishes to the abandoned coral reefs. The increasing global warming and human-made pollution have damaged the coral reefs and their ecosystem extensively.
The coral reefs are the home of millions of fish species. These fishes are instrumental for the maintenance of the reefs. Generally, these fishes clean the reefs and play an essential role in the recycling process of nutrients. Previously researchers found that the reefs which are damaged by the pollution or extreme heat attract very few numbers of young fishes. As a result, these reefs will further degrade with time.
But recently, scientists found a way to restore the reefs. Scientists are hoping to install artificial sound systems in the reefs to welcome new young fishes. If the plan becomes successful, the restoration of the reefs will take significantly lesser time.
Tim Gordon, the author of the report, revealed that the sound is one of the significant things that a degraded coral reef loss. By using an artificial sound system, we are expecting to pull several fish species to the lost habitat, he added. He further claimed that the development would start the recovery process of the coral reefs even quicker.
Researchers also installed 33 patches of coral remaining in various locations near Great Barrier Reefs located on the northern side of the Australian continent. Most of the patches installed underwater. Among the 33 patches, researchers installed sound systems that produce a sound like a healthy reef. The sound system starts just before the sunset and continue the whole night, and stops just after the sunrise. While answering about the reason behind the timing, scientists explained that during these times, fishes generally turn up and settle at their locations.