Twenty-nine reef sites were surveyed over the course of two weeks between April and May of 2013. Three major island/atolls were visited: Rarotonga, Aitutaki, and Palmerston (see maps on the respective pages.). For high resolution maps, please go here: https://maps.lof.org/lof. Please note that, for most reef coral data analyses, the data from the Cook Islands samples found on the following pages were analyzed in conjunction with those of the Austral Islands of French Polynesia given that we visited both nations during the same research mission.
2. For environmental data, including GPS coordinates, site temperatures and salinities, as well as reef types, please consult this spreadsheet.
3. For details on the pocilloporid corals sampled (n=60), please see the associated manuscript (Mayfield et al. 2015, Platax). For details of the nucleic acid and protein extraction protocol, click here.
4. A second manuscript describing the molecular physiological analysis of a subset of ~60 samples was recently published (Mayfield et al. 2016, Platax). The raw data associated with this manuscript can be found here. I have also posted individual JMP files (organized various ways) on the main Austral Islands page.
5. To see the partial mitochondrial genomes used to genotype the samples, please see this Sequin file.
For an Aperture file of all marine life photographs, please click here. On the following pages, I have posted the habitat shots and images of the sampled colonies. For the sampled colonies, I have provided links to mitochondrial open reading frame (mORF) sequences on NCBI, as well as hyperlinks to data files (JMP and/or Excel format).