Coral Line by: Francine Fobe

Coral Type: Branching

Coral species: Acropora sp.

Message: To Francine, from Mauro and Stephanie

Notes: Unfortunately due to this year’s El nino event many of our coral lines have been affected by coral bleaching and many coral fragments have died as a result. For this line, the effects of the warm water were severe and resulted in 90% of fragments dying which is why survival shows only 10% . Whilst this is not good news, this data is still really important for our research. We can see the living fragments continuing to thrive and grow at 6 months and 9 months. We hope these bleach resistant corals remaining will make our reef more resilient in the future.