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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.
Foliose corals have a coral growth-form that is highly variable. The skeletal form approximates that of a broad, flattened plate growing into a range of intricate and often delicate forms. Foliaceous corals form horizontally flattened, unifacial plates or lobes that are attached to the reef substrate from the basal (ventral) surface. The plates may form tiers, whorls or vases, which can stacked in a complex, multi-layered arrangement. Their flattened shape results from a strong tendency for radial (edge) rather than vertical extension. Where plates are near-vertical they may be described as leafy or lettuce-like or where the plates are narrow, as flutes and spires. Similar to the open petals of a flower.