09 December, 2015

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Coral Line by: Parveen H

Coral Type: Digitate

Coral species: Acropora sp.

Note: The die off at 6 months was due to the El Nino event in April 2016. This caused the sea surface temperature to increase, which in turn damages the corals. To learn more about the El Nino and coral bleaching, head to our bleaching page here. Luckily, some fragments survived the event (which killed 80% of the coral on our house reef) and these resilient colonies will be used to help replenish the damaged reef system at One Palm Island. You can see in the one year photo how well the remaining colonies are growing! It will be transplanted to the reef soon! 














Taking Care of the Reef: