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Species inventory

The Coral Reef/Hardbottom Monitoring Project also collects data the old-fashioned way, using a data sheet printed on under water paper. Scientists look for coral species inside our sampling stations and check mark the ones that are present.


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FWC Facts:
The star coral may live for several centuries and grow to the size of an automobile. Its growth rate ranges from about 1/4 inch to 3/4 inch of yearly outward expansion.

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