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Staghorn (shown here) and elkhorn coral reproduce predominantly via small branches breaking off and reattaching somewhere new. This fact and their fast growth make these corals ideal candidates for coral nurseries. (NOAA)

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Staghorn (shown here) and elkhorn coral reproduce predominantly via small branches breaking off and reattaching somewhere new. This fact and their fast growth make these corals ideal candidates for coral nurseries. (NOAA)

Staghorn (shown here) and elkhorn coral reproduce predominantly via small branches breaking off and reattaching somewhere new. This fact and their fast growth make these corals ideal candidates for coral nurseries. (NOAA)

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