Sniffer dogs to transform the aquaculture industry

A recent breakthrough by scientists at the University of Poisson, Canada has discovered the use of sniffer dogs in the detection of acidification in water samples. Although the training and research is ongoing, the university has released promising data suggesting a 98% success rate in the detection of subtle changes in water acidity.

Dogs have an acute sense of smell, ten times that of a humans, which allows them to sniff a water sample, identify acidity changes and communicate this to their handlers through a series of barks. Years of training and dedicated handlers has allowed dogs to be used to detect a wide variety of chemicals such as drugs and even sugar levels of diabetes sufferers. These highly trained dogs are now being considered for use in large scale aquaculture and mariculture operations where changes in water acidity can have severe impacts on growth rates, reproduction and overall health of cultured organisms.

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