22 January, 2016

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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. 














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