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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.
Refers to gorgonian corals, sea fans, sea whips, sea pens, and other members of Subclass Alcyonaria (octocorals), except blue coral (Order Helioporacea), which should be classified as Non-scleractinian hard coral. All members of this classification category produce skeletal elements made of protein and calcium carbonate that and give the colony sufficient soft support and the flexibility to sway with the ocean waves and currents.