Coral Line by: Tangoreo

Coral Type: Digitate

Coral species: Acropora sp.

Message: “For New Beginnings 2015”

Notes: Due to this year’s El nino event many of our coral lines have been affected by coral bleaching. This line severely bleached which you can see evidently in the 9 month photograph where it appears very pale in colour, this shows the coral in a very ‘stressed’ state. Unfortunately for this line, the effects of the warm water were severe and resulted in almost every fragment dying which is why survival shows 5%. Whilst this is not good news, this data is still really important for our research.