13 November, 2015

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Coral Line by: Christian & Nora Massey

Coral Type: Bushy

Coral species: Acropora sp.

Message: The Masseys Love the Maldives

Notes: Unfortunately due to this year's El nino event many of our coral lines have been affected by coral bleaching and in some cases coral mortality. For this line, the effects of the warm water were severe and resulted in every fragment dying :( We are sorry for this! We will be planting another line for you, selected from some coral species which were resistant to the coral bleaching and will inform you once your new line is planted in the nursery.













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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 severe and 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. 

We will be planting another line for you, selected from some coral species which were resistant to the coral bleaching and will inform you once your new line is planted in the nursery.























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Coral Line by: Yasu & Aggi

Coral Type: Bushy

Coral species: Acropora sp.

Note: 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 90% 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 those colonies pulled through, and will play an important role in re-seeding our damaged reef and kick starting recovery for this species, which was wiped out on our reef by the El Nino event. 




















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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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Coral Line by: TT 

Coral Type: Bushy

Coral species: Acropora sp.

Message: TT's Coral Line

This coral line looks beautiful, coupled with its high survival rates, it has become a very resilient line. It survived through the 2016 El Nino event where high water temperatures caused almost 80% of the coral on our house reef to bleach. Due to this great success, we will be looking to transplant this line onto the house reef within the next year. We will keep you updated on survival rates and our future plans for this line. Until then please enjoy the picture below.
















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