Reefs of Rimatara were also ravaged by COTS prior to the survey days (April 18-19, 2013). To read a description of the reefs, please see the field report, as well as Mayfield et al. (2015, Platax). To read about the COTS outbreak specifically, please consult this report. Living Pocillopora damicornis or P. acuta colonies were not observed at Rimatara. 

AURM21 (no Pocillopora damicornis present)

AURM22 (no Pocillopora damicornis present)

AURM23 (no Pocillopora damicornis present)

AURM24 (April 19, 2013)