06 December, 2013

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Coral Line by: Vaidotas Kirsys
Message: "Let it grow :)"

Coral Type: Sub-massive
Coral species:  Porites cylindrica

2 year update: With an 87% survival rate, I'm pleased to report that this line survived through the El Nino induced bleaching event in mid 2016. The corals did not bleach, mimicking their reef counterparts, where the wild P. cylindrica has survived well too. We will be transplanting the coral in March 2017 and will update a picture of it on the reef. After this, we will no longer be reporting on this line. If you would like more information, please email us at deborah.burn@gili-lankanfushi.com








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Coral Line by: Vilma Tauraite

Coral Type: Tabular
Coral species: Acropora hyacinthus


3 year update: As you can see from the graphs, this line experienced mass mortality at 2.5 years. We measured in June 2016, following the El Nino induced bleaching event. This species was one of the worst hit on the reef and in the nursery. We kept the lines in the nursery as the event was predicted and we hoped the corals would survive better in our nursery than if we transplanted them. We made the right decision as on our reef, every Acropora hyacinthus died. In our nursery we still have some colonies that survived. This line has only one surviving coral, which will be allowed to grow bigger before being fragmented and grown on a new line. This is such an important coral colony, and gives us hope that the species will recover! We hope the warming event will not happen again in the near future and will allow us to plant more corals. To learn more about the coral bleaching, head to our bleaching page. 
We will no longer be reporting on this coral line, but for more information, please don't hesitate to contact our team at deborah.burn@gili-lankanfushi.com








01 December, 2013

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Coral Line by: Andrew Adamson

Coral Type: Digitate

Coral species: Acropora digitifera










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