29 June, 2015

069

Coral Line by: Zooz

Coral Type: Digitate


Coral species: Acropora sp.

2017 Update: This is one of our best lines. The line survived through the El Nino induced bleaching event (check our webpage for more information) and has incredible survival and growth. We will look at transplanting this line in march 2017. 











01 June, 2015

068

Coral Line by: Maia Clements

Coral Type: Digitate


Coral species: Acropora tenuis

2017 update: The fragments came from the same donor colony as those for line 067. This line was more affected than 067 during the bleaching event of 2016 which resulted in some mortality. You can see from the photographs below as the corals start to lose their colour. Luckily, many of the colonies on this line recovered entirely from the bleaching, and have been growing beautifully. We are looking forward to transplanting this line to the reef soon. We are planning to transplant in March 2017












067

Coral Line by: Jasper Clements

Coral Type: Digitate


Coral species: Acropora tenuis

Note: The fragments on this line came from the same colony as 068, and so are genetically identical. The 64% survival shown here is very different from the 90% survival shown on line 068 at 3 months. We will be watching these two lines closely to try to determine why the survival rates are so different. From the photographs we can see that the live fragments are growing very well though, and the mortality only occurred at the far end of the line- probably a disease or predation of some kind. 

As of 2017, this line is still growing well. It was one of the few that survived the bleaching event of 2016, making it a really important line for transplantation. The lines will be moved to the reef in march 2017. The cause of the delay is due to an outbreak of coral eating starfish on our reef. Once we have eradicated this pest, we will begin to transplant the corals. 










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