Coral Line by: A & C
Date created: 26 November 2015
Coral Type: Digitate
Coral species: Acropora plantagenia
Message: Live Long & Prosper
We see a dramatic die off at the 6 month monitoring period for this line. This mortality was caused by the 2o16 El Nino that hit us in April/ May of 2016. The El Nino caused a rise in temperature which killed a huge amount of wild coral. This is one of the lucky lines that still has coral growing on it. Hopefully those few frags remaining will continue to grow and will help us re-seed our damaged coral reef. For more information, email our marine biologist at [email protected]
March 2021 UPDATE: 6 remaining colonies had been sitting on a platform waiting to be transplanted and were finally moved to their new home on the natural reef on the 30th of March, 2021. They have grown to the size of a football over the span of 5 years and two colonies had even fused together to create a very large structure! As soon as they were transplanted, some of the reef inhabitants immediately came to inspect the work we had done. They seemed quite happy with their home improvements!