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The Gainesville Florida Reef: More Crochet Reefs

A satellite of the worldwide Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef project created by Margaret and Christine Wertheim of the Institute for Figuring in Los Angeles.

Gainesville FL coral

the early pieces... (May 2010)

photo by Barbara Hood

Bleached coral

Bleached coral indicate a stressed environment.  When the symbiotic algae that normally provide color to the coral are expelled, the coral themselves appear bleached.

photo by Denise Bennett

Hyperbolic growth

These hyperbolic planes (one increase in every 5 stitches) are each made with equal parts of orange and blue yarn.  The first yarn created 22 rows, but the border yarn only lasted for 4 rows.  What an amazing illustration of the rate of hyperbolic growth!

photo by Denise Bennett

Scottsdale Reef

Scottsdale Coral Reef

a photo from flickr (by crochetgal) of the Scottsdale Reef

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