[Coral-List] Dendronephthya growth rates

Tobias Melunsky melunsky at hotmail.com
Thu Aug 4 08:31:35 EDT 2005

Dear Listers,

I am trying to find info on growth rates of  soft corals of the 
Dendronephthya sp. as a possible means of estimating the sinking date of a 

Is it possible to estimate a time scale  with softcorals as they do not 
produce skeletons, and growth rates (size), might be dependant on other 
factors, ie food sources and light penetration?

Is there any literature as to the length of time colonies might take to 
establish themselves on an artificial reef or wreck?

Any info would be a great help.

Regards Toby.

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