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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.
Coral colonies with encrusting morphology are those with flattened, thick or thin sheets/plates that adhere to, and follow the contour of the substrate. Colony surfaces often range from smooth to rough, bumpy, knobby, or crinkled, with some specimens exhibiting raised colony edges, giving colonies a platy/foliose appearance.