Smooth sailing to Chagos from Male, Maldives.

CAUVIN BANK (“Ca;” 2015-03-09)

Only one site was surveyed at Cauvin Bank (BiCa01) and neither P. acuta/P. damicornis nor Seriatopora spp. were present.

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BiCa01 (2015-03-09)

EGMONT (“Eg;” 2015-03-10 and 03-11)

Two days were spent surveying the reefs of Egmont, and six sites were visited (BiEg02-07). Seriatoporids were only observed at and sampled from BiEg06 (a leeward backreef).

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BiEg02 (2015-03-10) Neither P. acuta nor P. damicornis observed; sampled P. verrucosa-like colonies only (for a collaborator).

BiEg03 (2015-03-10) Neither P. acuta nor P. damicornis observed; sampled P. verrucosa-like colonies only (for a collaborator).

BiEg04 (2015-03-10) Neither P. acuta nor P. damicornis observed; sampled P. verrucosa-like colonies only (for a collaborator).

BiEg05 (2015-03-11) Neither P. acuta nor P. damicornis observed; sampled P. verrucosa-like colonies only (for a collaborator).

BiEg06 (2015-03-11) Both P. acuta (ChPd01-04) and Seriatopora spp. (ChSe01-02) were observed at and sampled from this site. Please note that the site codes all begin with “Bi” for BIOT, whereas my sample codes begin with “Ch” for Chagos.

BiEg06 sampled Pocillopora acuta/damicornis colonies (n=4; ChPd01-04)

BiEg06 sampled Seriatopora spp. colonies (n=2; ChSe01-02)

BiEg07 (2015-03-11) Sampled eight P. acuta/damicornis colonies (ChPd05-12)

BiEg07 sampled P. acuta (ChPa05-08, ChPa11) and P. damicornis (CHPd09-10, ChPd12) colonies (n=8)

It can be a rough life……