22 January, 2016

111

Coral Line by: Nicole Stoesell

Coral Type: Branching

Coral species: Acropora sp.

Message: For Nicole

The sudden decrease in survival at 6 months was due to the 2016 El Nino event which hit us in April/May. El Nino increased the temperature of the seawater which is detrimental to the corals. To learn more about the El Nino event and it's effects visit our coral bleaching page at http://lines.lankanfushi.com/p/coral-lines.html
The colonies at 1 year are not as big as we would like, so we will leave them in the nursery for 6 more months before transplanting. 












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Coral Line by: Patrick Emmenegger

Coral Type: Branching

Coral species: Acropora sp.

Message: For Patrick

Notes: Unfortunately due to this year's El nino event many of our coral lines have been affected by coral bleaching and a lot of coral fragments have died as a result. For this line, the effects of the warm water were quite severe and resulted in 80% of fragments dying. Whilst this is not good news, this data is still really important for our research. The colonies will be transplanted in the next 6 months. 














20 January, 2016

107

Coral Line by: John & Kasra

Coral Type: Branching

Coral species: Acropora sp.

Message: Eden For Your World

Whilst the survival of this line has been relatively poor, it is important data for us to be able to see which coral species are suitable for this sort of reef restoration project. It is likely that the very warm water temperature at the time of planting this line induced additional stress to the corals and the species was not resilient enough to recover. Many of the corals underwent similar levels of mortality during the high temperatures of April/May El Nino in 2016. 

At one year, we can see the remaining living fragments have grown really well! The small fragments we planted have doubled in diameter and have created lovely spherical corals. They will be transplanted to the reef  in the next few months!
















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Coral Line by: John & Kasra

Coral Type: Branching

Coral species: Acropora sp.

Message: Kurt Kroeger's Coral Garden

Whilst the survival of this line has been relatively poor, it is important data for us to be able to see which coral species are suitable for this sort of reef restoration project. It is likely that the very warm water temperature at the time of planting this line induced additional stress to the corals and the species was not resilient enough to recover. Note the pale colour of the corals in the 3 month photograph. This was coral bleaching induced by the 2016 El Nino. To learn more, see our bleaching page. 

At one year, we are delighted to report the remaining frags are growing so well! The colonies that we have grown will be transplanted to the reef in the next few months, hopefully making our reef more resilient in the future! 
















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Coral Line by: Sally Bolt

Coral Type: Bushy

Coral species: Acropora sp.


Note: We can see a dramatic decrease in survival at the 6 month mark. This was caused by the El Nino event in April/May 2016 which caused a rise in sea surface temperature. To learn more, head to our Bleaching page. We can see that since then, the remaining corals have been growing very well! 

At one year, the line is growing so well! The photo angle isn't great since the first few corals died, so I took this shot of some of the corals today!  >> The line will be transplanted to the reef in the next few months!















19 January, 2016

108

Coral Line by: David Fairman & Nicole Nicol

Coral Type: Branching

Coral species: Acropora sp.

Message: Nic &  Dave Maldives 2016

Notes: Unfortunately due to this year's El nino event many of our coral lines have been affected by coral bleaching and a lot of coral fragments have died as a result. For this line, the effects of the warm water were quite severe and resulted in 80% of  fragments on the line dying. Whilst this is not good news, this data is still really important for our research. The remaining fragments have survived well and are growing at a good rate since the temperature has dropped. These are important corals to help re-seed our damaged One Palm Island reef! They will be transplanted in the next 6 months. 














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Coral Line by: David Fairman & Nicole Nicol

Coral Type: Branching

Coral species: Acropora sp.

Message: Nic &  Dave Maldives 2016

The sudden decrease in survival at 6 months was due to the 2016 El Nino event which hit us in April/May. El Nino increased the temperature which is detrimental to the corals. To learn more about the El Nino event and it's effects visit our coral bleaching page at http://lines.lankanfushi.com/p/coral-lines.html or email the project manager at deborah.burn@gili-lankanfushi.com. At 9 months we can see that the remaining fragments are living and growing really well. These are really important corals to help us re-seed our damaged One Palm Island reef! Unfortunately the photo angle doesn't show the living corals so well, but they're still there. Will get a photo of some of the best ones in the coming weeks and post it :)













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