Corral the Corral molecules
Dickson Huang, Michael Lee
R C Palmer Secondary
Floor Location : M 051 V
Coral reefs are diverse and delicate ocean ecosystems located on the seafloor of nearly all tropical areas in the world. Furthermore, they house one-third of the fish population; many of which are consumed by people; providing a healthy fish economy. Not to mention coral reefs also functions as barriers to lessen the damages and deaths caused by tsunamis. Unfortunately, these beautiful ecosystems are dying from human impacts such as underwater pollution, global warming, and coral bleaching. Due to that many fishes are being removed from their habitats. Moreover, over 1 billion people actively rely on coral provided fish for a living. As a result, if more coral is to die than 15% of the human population will suffer immeasurably.
After learning of the importance Coral reefs we decided our project must be based on it, therefore we started our research. We learned that coral is made of calcium carbonate, and that calcium can be directed by electromagnetic waves using water electrolysis. With all of this in mind, we started developing the Coral Restoration device.
We theorized that if electrical currents were to pass through a machine, then the electrical current will form a capable electromagnetic field, hence corralling Calcium Carbonate molecules to a predicted location.
In order to prove our hypothesis, our purpose is to have two separate tanks, one with the Coral Restoration Device (Independent Variable) and the other without.(Control) In effect, we will measure the amount of precipitated Calcium Carbonate in each marked location of the tanks.(Dependent variable) As a result, we hope to demonstrate the different amount of Calcium Carbonate accumulated in each marked area, that more calcium carbonate will precipitate in the area located in the tank with the Coral Restoration Device than the one without. Hence, we hope in the near future researchers will be able to establish electromagnetic waves in coral development areas, not only allowing beneficial bacterias to build a robust calcium carbonate wall but also to protect the in-development coral reefs in the electromagnetic field's radius. As a result, coral reefs will develop and repair itself in a much shorter time frame. Under those circumstances, we hope to reverse the damages dealt with coral reefs and allow them to flourish once again.