The Maldives are a nation of 1,200 islands in the Indian Ocean. Coral supports the country’s two main industries: tourism and fishing. Abdul Azeez, a scientist working at the Banyan Tree Maldives, which is fancy 5 star resort. Azeez started to look for ways to protect corals. “The Banyan Tree staff built the electric reef from steel bars and wired it to a power source on the beach. The small current causes minerals from ocean water to build up on the steel, forming a thick limestone crust that is perfect for coral. The electric reef is on the far side of the island in about 15 feet of water. Rob Tomasetti, who manages the marine lab, says the reef is one of the best places to go snorkeling.” Will this be the future of reefs?