20 October, 2015

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Coral Line by: Kate Chandler

Coral Type: Bushy

Coral species: Acropora sp.

Message: From Jo xx

Notes: Unfortunately due to this year's El nino event many of our coral lines have been affected by coral bleaching and many coral fragments have died as a result. For this line, the effects of the warm water were severe and resulted in the majority of the fragments dying. Whilst this is not good news, this data is still really important for our research.














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Coral Line by: Enya Verfuerth

Coral Type: Bushy

Coral species: Acropora sp.

Message: Dedicated to our Little Fish, Enya

Notes: Unfortunately due to this year's El nino event many of our coral lines have been affected by coral bleaching and many coral fragments have died as a result. For this line, the effects of the warm water were severe and unfortunately resulted in every fragment dying which is why survival shows 0% and there is also no data for growth at 3 months. Whilst this is not good news, this data is still really important for our research. 


















06 October, 2015

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Coral Line by: Oliver Willis

Coral Type: Bushy

Coral species: Acropora sp.

Message: Dalek 2015











03 October, 2015

078

Coral Line by: David & Claudia Ammon

Coral Type: Bushy

Coral species: Acropora sp.

Notes: Unfortunately due to this year's El nino event many of our coral lines have been affected by coral bleaching and many coral fragments have died as a result. You can see the paling effect of coral bleaching in the 6 month photograph and notice how the corals have regained their colour by 9 months. Unfortunately for this line, about 50% of living fragments were lost due to the warming event. The surviving fragments are now very healthy however, and whilst this high mortality is not good news, this data is still really important for our research. 

















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