28 December, 2015

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Coral Line by: Songsri Pasawongse

Coral Type: Branching

Coral species: Acropora aspera

Message: Kiss the Coral <3 

Note: The average fragment size measurements for 6 months are approximately 20mm less than the 3 month monitoring. This is an unexpected occurrence and the exact cause is unknown. A comparison of photographs from 3 months and 6 months seems to show the fragments missing their tips in the most recent photograph. There is a chance some of the tips have been taken by coral eating fish such as parrotfish or triggerfish. You will notice that the fragments continued to grow at 9 months with very little mortality. At one year, the corals are not quite as big as we had hoped, so they will remain in the nursery for a few months before transplantation.













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