The nurseries are complete
The nurseries are complete after weeks of planning, construction, and field work! The tree structure currently comprises 112 fragments (8 fragments on each branch for 14 branches). All of the fragments on the tree structure are Acropora branching corals. Because of their shape, these corals are easy to attach to the tree structure and the risk of losing them is minimal. The usage of fishing nylon monofilament has shown to be an excellent option for reducing nursery cleaning and maintenance time. Algae cannot securely attach to the monofilament, which can be easily and rapidly cleaned with the hands or a soft sponge. The following two months will be crucial for fragment survival and adaption to the new environment. Even the rack nursery is nearly finished, with the majority of fragments already placed. Keep an eye out for the next rack update!