Thursday, June 29, 2017

CFT 4: Introduction to the Branching Keygroup


Part of the Coral Finder Toolkit Training Movie Series

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Contents:  anatomy of the Coral Finder and principles of use  –  Visual Decision Tools  –  WYSIWYLF  –  introducing the Key Page and the Key Groups  –  the 3 step process  –   introducing Look-Alike pages  –   importance of scale  –  introducing the Branching Key Group  –  recognising shapes made from branchlets  –  a worked example  –  radial vs. axial corallites  –  seeing the answer  –  confirmation using  character description  –  confirmation of true scale  –  the genus name  –  Corals of the World reference number  –  confirming you ID using the Coral Hub’s genus index pages.