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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.
Massive corals are those characterized by forming raised mounds or rounded heads with hemispherical to sub-hemispherical morphologies. Large colonies are distinct and boulder-like; small ones have more of a dome or cushion-shape silhouette. It is not unusual for massive colonies to exhibit a bumpy or knobby surface, but for the most part all possess a solid thick shape.