Coral Line by: David Fairman & Nicole Nicol

Coral Type: Branching

Coral species: Acropora sp.

Message: Nic &  Dave Maldives 2016

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 on the line dying. Whilst this is not good news, this data is still really important for our research. The remaining fragments have survived well and are growing at a good rate since the temperature has dropped. These are important corals to help re-seed our damaged One Palm Island reef! They will be transplanted in the next 6 months.