20 January, 2016

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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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