[Coral-List] electric bio reef technology

Fleur Lacharmoise F.Lacharmoise at gbrmpa.gov.au
Thu Apr 7 21:46:03 EDT 2005

Hi Gene and coral-listers!

I am an intern working at ReefHQ (Townsville, Australia). My research 
project, based on the mineral accretion technology, is a controlled 
experiment to determine the effect of an electric field on the growth 
rate of coral transplants (Acropora secale and Pocillopora damicornis). 
Results will be available within the next few months.


Fleur Lacharmoise
Research Intern
Reef HQ Aquarium
2-68 Flinders St
PO Box 1379
Townsville, Qld  4810

Ph:  (07) 4750 0898

Email: F.Lacharmoise at gbrmpa.gov.au

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Gene Shinn wrote:

> Few doubt that mineral accretion to metal substrates can be induced 
> with electric currents. What is lacking is a controlled experiment 
> that demonstrates that corals actually grow faster when stimulated by 
> an electric current. Is anyone doing this? and when will we see the 
> results? Gene

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