Another Giant Coral from the Maldives

A giant Pavona reported from Faafu Atoll


A giant Pavona sp. was identified on 24th of March 2023 in the lagoon of Nilandhoo in Faafu Atoll by the MaRHE Center Team.

The colony measures 4m in height and 50m in circumference and sits at a depth of 9.5m. The conditions of the colony appeared good with over 51-75% of it being alive.

Despite the low visibility, shallow inner lagoons seem very suitable habitats for locating Giant colonies.

Map the Giants corals marhe center bicocca faafu atoll
Giant Pavona sp.
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Published on: 22 April 2024