04 April, 2016

121

Coral Line by: The Henderson Family

Coral Type: Branching

Coral species: Acropora aspera

Message: Thank you Gili Lankanfushi and Lomholt family for this experience

Notes: Unfortunately due to this year's El nino event many of our coral lines have been affected by coral bleaching and many corals were unfortunately killed. For this line, the effects of the warm water were severe and resulted in every fragment dying. We are sorry for this! Although this is sad, the survival/mortality of each coral line provides important information for the research project and will hopefully allow us to improve reef restoration science in the future.
If you have any questions about your line or the project, please email Coral Lines Project manager Josie on josie.chandler@gili-lankanfushi.com














01 April, 2016

120

Coral Line by: Vicky Ko

Coral Type: Branching

Coral species: Acropora nasuta

Note: You will notice that there is no bar at the 3 month mark on the graph below. This is because unfortunately this line did not survive. The cause of mortality was the 2016 El Nino event which caused a rise in sea surface temperatures in April and May. The corals are sensitive to any change in conditions, and unfortunately it was too much for the vulnerable fragments on this line. The majority of small fragments that were recently planted suffered the same, whilst some of the bigger, older lines survived. To learn more about the El Nino's effects on the reef, head to our bleaching page, stay tuned for a full update on nursery survival, or email the project manager at deborah.burn@gili-lankanfushi.com



















119

Coral Line by: Vicky Ko

Coral Type: Branching

Coral species: Acropora nasuta

Note: You will notice that there is no bar at the 3 month mark on the graph below. This is because unfortunately this line did not survive. The cause of mortality was the 2016 El Nino event which caused a rise in sea surface temperatures in April and May. The corals are sensitive to any change in conditions, and unfortunately it was too much for the vulnerable fragments on this line. The majority of small fragments that were recently planted suffered the same, whilst some of the bigger, older lines survived. To learn more about the El Nino's effects on the reef, head to our bleaching page, stay tuned for a full update on nursery survival, or email the project manager at deborah.burn@gili-lankanfushi.com

















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