03 October, 2015


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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