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The rack nursery is finished

The rack nursery is finished, and there are about 160 fragments on it. All of the corals on the structure are from the Pocillopora genus, and most of them will get big enough to be transplanted within the next 8 months. A plastic cable tie and the rope itself are used to fasten each coral to the rope. This should ensure attachment of the fragment to the rope within the following one/two months and rapid development. The beginning of the dry season has marginally altered water conditions, and turbidity has increased. Despite this, all of the fragments have developed, and the death rate in all of the structures is really low. Interestingly, fragments planted on the "Feridhoo" iron nursery develop at a substantially faster rate than any other buildings.

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