The staghorn coral (Acropora cervicornis) is a branching, stony coral with
cylindrical branches ranging from a few centimetres to over two metres in length
Sep 18, 2014 ... staghorn coral, underwater photo. Staghorn Coral (Acropora cervicornis) Photo:
NOAA's Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary critical habitat ...
Staghorn corals are among the fastest growing corals on reefs, and are excellent
reef-builders. The name Acropora literally means a porous stem or branch, but ...
33 percent of coral species are already listed as threatened on the IUCN Red List
. Staghorn CoralS and Climate Change. Better to burn out than to pHade away ...
The age of first maturity of most reef building corals is typically three to eight
years (Wallace 1999) and therefore we assume that average age of mature ...
SAVING staghorn coral. Relatives of the sea anemone and every bit as splashy,
corals display hues ranging from brilliant orange and deep salmon to pale pink ...
No one knows for sure how many kinds of staghorn corals there are, but
scientists estimate there may be nearly 400 species. And only scientists can tell
Descriptions and articles about the Staghorn Corals, scientifically known as
Acropora in the Encyclopedia of Life. Includes Overview; Brief Summary;
They also require a hard surface for which the coral polyps can settle. Staghorn
corals, as well as all other corals, need very oxygenated water containing ...
Endangered Staghorn and Elkhorn Corals. Genus Acropora contains three
Atlantic/Caribbean species, all currently listed as threatened under the