19 January, 2016


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 :)

Taking Care of the Reef: