13 November, 2015

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Coral Line by: Siegfried & Buchan 

Coral Type: Bushy

Coral species: Acropora sp.

Message: #Buchfriedmerger Honeymoon 2015

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 quite severe and resulted in 64% of the fragments dying :( Whilst this is not good news, this data is still really important for our research. The corals that have survived show good potential for building a resilient reef. 
At one year, we can see the remaining corals growing well- we are really pleased this line has pulled through and the fragments will be transplanted to our reef shortly! 
















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