Guesstimate as to age of this coral?

Ursula Keuper-Bennett howzit at
Thu Nov 1 20:02:36 EST 2001

Hi CoralHedz!

I have three photos of the same coral head.  I really need a good estimate 
as to the age of this particular Pocillopora eydouxi.

Details.  It grew in about 25 feet on the Hawaiian island of 
Maui.  Temperature loggers show a temperature range of about 27 C in August 
and about 24 during February through April for this area.

Here is a portion of the coral in 1988.


In 1989


and 1991.


About how many years would this head have been growing to reach that size?

Many thanks,

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