02 July, 2014

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Coral Line by: Richard and Claire Stokes

Message: "Keep up the good work!"


Coral Type: Branching
Coral species: Acropora aspera

2.5 year update: We are sorry for not updating your survival graph recently, it will be done in the next few days. Please find a photograph of your line below at 2 years. You will notice some obvious mortality. This was caused by the 2016 El Nino event which caused mass coral bleaching resulting in a loss of ~80% of coral cover in the Maldives. This species of Acropora aspera was particularly badly hit, however the remaining colonies on this line will be used to plant more lines of aspera which will help us restore our damaged house reef. These are some of the only colonies alive in the area, so whilst this looks sad, it is actually great news in the grand scheme of things!












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