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Underwater Vac Inhales Alien Algae

by Pat Coate | September 26, 2007
"We're getting to the point now where we feel like we have a good suite of tools to remove alien algae."
- Eric Conklin, Honolulu Nature Conservancy marine-science advisor

Honololu, Hawaii, USA - Alien algae are infesting and killing some of Hawaii's coral reefs at an unprecedented rate ... But a new underwater vacuum cleaner is helping curb the growth.

Dubbed the 'Super Sucker,' the machine can hoover up to 800 pounds of the thicket-like algae in an hour, which should give reefs a fighting chance of recovery.

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