25 April, 2015


Coral Line by: Maldives National University

Coral Type: Digitate

Coral species: Acropora sp.

2017 Update: MNU Students will be delighted to know that whilst their coral line bleached during our El Nino event in 2016 (see 1 year photo), the entire line completely recovered! We can see the corals have regained their colours and have started to grow again (see 1.5 year photo). This is one of our best lines in terms of survival and growth and we can't wait to transplant it onto the reef and see how it survives. The line remains in the nursery for now as we have an outbreak of coral eating starfish (Crown of thorns/Kaashi boa) on our reef. We are trying to eliminate this problem before transplantation. Look for new updates in March 2017 when we hope to transplant! To learn more about the El Nino event and coral bleaching, head to our bleaching page. 
You may note the survival graph below is not updated, we are having some technical problems, but we can tell you, the line is still 100% alive!

Taking Care of the Reef: