06 January, 2016

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Coral Line by: Chelsea & Sean Blink

Coral Type: Bushy

Coral species: Acropora sp.

Message: 'A Very Beautiful Fish'

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. At 3 months we can see the bleached state showing signs of stress. Since the temperature has decreased to normal levels, the remaining fragments are growing extremely well, and have regained their colour! This will be transplanted to the reef soon! 

















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