03 April, 2014

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Coral Line by: Nikolay Stoyanov and family

Coral Type: Branching
Coral species: Acropora aspera

Note: This is a fast growing species, compromising skeletal strength and immune system for speed. The branches are extremely easy to break, and the species is very susceptible to coral diseases such as White Syndrome, however, it will grow back quickly from any disruption. From month 9, we discovered the branches had grown so much, we couldn't measure skeletal extension using our 200mm calipers. For the purpose of the graphics, I inputted 200mm for each fragment until we get some larger calipers, however in reality, the growth rate is higher than this.




















Taking Care of the Reef: