We spent quite a bit of time at Peros Banhos (yes, it does kind of sound like “dog bathroom”), so I have divided up the images and data as follows: 2015-04-14 and 15 (BiPb60-65; pre-bleaching), 2015-04-16 and 04-17 (this page), 2015-04-18 and 04-19 (BiPb72-76), and 2015-04-30 through 05-03 (post-bleaching; BiPb110-112, BIPb114, BiPb114b, and BiPb69c, 70b, 72b, and 74b [those sites with letter codes indicates ones visited earlier in April, i.e., those with pre- and post-bleaching data]).

Detailed habitat maps to come in 2019.

Detailed habitat maps to come in 2019.

BiPb66 (2015-04-16) Neither P. acuta/damicornis nor Seriatopora spp. were observed at this windward channel reef; instead, other pocilloporids were sampled for collaborators.

BiPb67 (2015-04-16) A lone Seriatopora sp. (ChSe70) colony was sampled, though neither P. acuta nor P. damicornis were observed at this windward fringing reef.

BiPb68 (2015-04-16) Ten P. acuta/damicornis (ChPd81-90) and one Seriatopora sp. (ChSe71) were sampled from this leeward fringing reef.

BiPb69a (2015-04-16) We ended up diving this fascinating leeward lagoonal patch reef site three times over the course of the trip. On this first trip one P. acuta (ChPa91) and four Seriatopora spp. (ChSe72-75) colonies were sampled.

BiPb69b (2015-04-17) Six P. acuta/damicornis (ChPa92-97) and six Seriatopora spp. (ChSe76-81) colonies were sampled on our second dive at this site (the next morning). This is one of the most beautiful sites I’ve ever had the good fortune to dive. I fear, though, that it may now have died due to high temperatures associated with climate change :(

BiPb70 (2015-04-17) Five P. acuta/damicornis (ChPd98-102) and two Seriatopora spp. (ChSe82-83) colonies were sampled from this leeward lagoonal patch reef.