Corals of the World is currently at draft Beta stage and is released into the public arena for consultation and feedback. Data and content will be updated frequently and without warning to users until Version 1.00 is released after which it will be locked and versioned (see Versioning). Users are advised not to use data appearing on this website for their publications until Version 1.00 is published as any data changes prior to Version 1.00 will not be archived. Registered users will be updated on timing of this release. In the interim, when citing the Beta version users should add 'DRAFT' to the normal citation format (see 'Cite this page' in the bottom banner of all pages).
Scientific and functional modifications and additions will continue to be added during this time and FAQs will be updated in response to user feedback. Registered users will be informed of major changes or enhancements. In particular, the following specific areas will be addressed:
Note that all remaining items are support and resource dependent, and are not in a defined order.