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Calcification rate data:
Note that only some of CoralNet's labels have rates provided, and many of those labels only have rates provided in one region.
You can view all the rates CoralNet provides in CSV format here:
Rates are in units of kg CaCO3 m-2 yr-1. A rate above 0 means that the label's presence contributes to positive carbonate production (i.e., calcification). A rate below 0 means that the label's presence contributes to negative carbonate production (i.e., bioerosion).
CoralNet's calcification rates are derived from ReefBudget's data.
Low relief lettuce coral. Colonies form small, generally circular, lumpy encrustations of densely packed corallites in reticulated patterns. Corallites have deep, often narrow or pinched pits. Long valleys or two-faced lobes are never present.