RSS Acropora palmata, the majestic and endangered elkhorn coral

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Acropora palmata, the Elkhorn Coral, is the quintessential Caribbean Coral Reef species. This species was once so abundant that entire regions of the reef were called the ‘Palmata Zone’ and it was important to know where the palmata zones were, because their sturdy branches easily sank ships. Unfortunately, the risk of shipgrounding on big ‘trees’

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