Title

The Effect Of Nitrate On The Growth And Development Of The Danio Rerio

School Name

Dutch Fork High School

Grade Level

12th Grade

Presentation Topic

Environmental Science

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Oral Presentation Award

1st Place

Abstract

To protect the health of the public, the United States Environmental Protection Agency states that the Maximum Contaminant Level for Nitrate concentration is 10 milligrams per Liter (mg/L) or 10 parts per million (ppm). It is known that nitrates are toxic and affect the growth and development and lead to respiratory infections in newborns, but research has not extended to nitrates effect on marine life. The research we will conduct will test the effects of nitrate on marine life using Danio rerio. To test growth and development we will observe the fish and their behavior by documenting the dissolved oxygen level, and specific behaviors of the fish within the tank. Our research should observe that the concentration of nitrate causes issues to the physiological aspect of growth and development in marine life, which says that humans could have drastic physical changes due to nitrate consumption. The correlation between the nitrate concentration found in water samples collected near farmland and the growth and development of Danio rerio (Zebrafish), a South Carolina native fish will be investigated.

Location

Owens 208

Start Date

4-16-2016 10:45 AM

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Apr 16th, 10:45 AM

The Effect Of Nitrate On The Growth And Development Of The Danio Rerio

Owens 208

To protect the health of the public, the United States Environmental Protection Agency states that the Maximum Contaminant Level for Nitrate concentration is 10 milligrams per Liter (mg/L) or 10 parts per million (ppm). It is known that nitrates are toxic and affect the growth and development and lead to respiratory infections in newborns, but research has not extended to nitrates effect on marine life. The research we will conduct will test the effects of nitrate on marine life using Danio rerio. To test growth and development we will observe the fish and their behavior by documenting the dissolved oxygen level, and specific behaviors of the fish within the tank. Our research should observe that the concentration of nitrate causes issues to the physiological aspect of growth and development in marine life, which says that humans could have drastic physical changes due to nitrate consumption. The correlation between the nitrate concentration found in water samples collected near farmland and the growth and development of Danio rerio (Zebrafish), a South Carolina native fish will be investigated.