The Internet Of Things Is Literally In The Sea

Image: iStock The Internet of Things is in the sea. More specifically, it’s in an Oyster farm in Hobart. And we have The Yield, Microsoft, Bosch and Intel to thank. Oysters are filter animals, taking in whatever — good or bad — is in the water. If there’s been a lot of rain flooding into the estuaries where oysters grow, they can quickly pick up contaminants that could make you very, very sick. Farmers and regulators obviously want to avoid that at all costs — and so when there is even the slightest risk, oyster farms have to close until conditions improve. Mortality Syndrome is a disease which affects Pacific Oysters, and has been causing havoc in the Tasmanian oyster industry — where losing a day’s harvest can mean a…


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