Fast-Growing Acropora (image) University of Hawaii ‑ SOEST Share Print E-Mail Caption Acropora is adapted to growing fast and excelling in competition (shown here), but it ultimately loses when the physical environment changes to become more harsh. Credit Charles Birkeland, University of Hawaii - Manoa. Usage Restrictions Image may only be used with appropriate caption and credit. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.