Electrifying a Reef

Part one:  Will I be shocked if I touch the sculpture while the current is flowing?  NO.  According to Dr. Thomas Goreau, President of the Global Coral Reef Alliance when asked who will be liable if someone gets shocked:

“There is no possible chance of injury from the very low voltage direct current used, and the circuit has fully automatic instantaneous shutoff capability if there is any damage to the cable. We have installed more than 300 such projects in around 30 countries all around the world, and never had the slightest problem. When we install it, I will short out the circuit holding the anode and the cathode in my bare hands to show that you don’t feel anything if you do.”

Here you can watch the installation of a Living Sea Sculpture:

And another one:t

Coral Skirt

"Coral Skirt," by Colleen Flanigan. Pemuteran, Bali. copyright 2009

Komang Astika and Made find the location in Karang Lestari (Coral Protection Project).  The small sculpture will cement itself to the sandy seafloor.

 

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