27 December, 2016

146

Coral Line by: Mayorov Family

Coral Type: Digitate

Coral species: Acropora humilis













29 November, 2016

145

Coral Line by: S & Y Tours

Coral Type: Bushy

Coral species: Acropora sp.





























144

Coral Line by: Alex and Dorothea

Coral Type: Massive

Coral species: Favites complanata



















143

Coral Line by: Alex and Dorothea

Coral Type: Submassive

Coral species: Porites cylindrica





















10 November, 2016

129

Coral Line by: Todd & Serene

Coral Type: Branching

Coral species: Montipora digitata

Message: Maldives 30th July 2016





















06 November, 2016

138

Coral Line by: Carsky

Coral Type: Branching

Coral species: Acropora humilis















139

Coral Line by: Carsky

Coral Type: Branching

Coral species: Acropora Aspera.













140

Coral Line by: Carsky

Coral Type: Branching

Coral species: Acropora Aspera.

Message: For Rafel

Dear Rafel, your line is growing well.  It lost a few fragments due to the coral bleaching in 2016.  We are looking after it for you and next time you visit the Maldives we will take you for a snorkel and show you the line.




















141

Coral Line by: Emilie Fritzen

Coral Type: Branching

Coral species: Acropora sp.

Message: To my dear Grandmother Bente Rosenlund, who taught me that the ocean is my friend.



























18 October, 2016

137

Coral Line by: Dora & Anthony

Coral Type: Branching

Coral species: Stylophora pistillata

Message: EVERY LITTLE LINE COUNTS

Note: For this coral line, we are surprised to see that the fragments have not grown after 3 months and interestingly are actually smaller than when they were first transplanted. On closer inspection it appears that your line has been predated on, possibly by the herbivorous parrotfish which is known to break down coral structures as it grazes algae from the reefs. Interestingly, all other lines of the same coral species (Stylophora pistillata) have shown a similar decline, whilst very few other species have. It may be that the brittle structure of Stylophora pistillata makes it more vulnerable. We will closely monitor this line to see how it progresses in the next few months and will post any observations we notice.























Taking Care of the Reef: