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. 

Please see the Living Oceans Foundation’s awesome, new  maps page  for high-resolution habitat maps of Rimatara.

Please see the Living Oceans Foundation’s awesome, new maps page for high-resolution habitat maps of Rimatara.

AURM21 (no Pocillopora damicornis present)

AURM22 (no Pocillopora damicornis present)

AURM23 (no Pocillopora damicornis present)

AURM24 (April 19, 2013)