Please  go  here for high-resolution habitat maps.

Please go here for high-resolution habitat maps.

Reefs of Rurutu had been decimated by crown of thorns seastars (COTS) prior to surveying (April 17, 2013). To read a description of these 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. In general, I analyzed few corals from this island given how few remaining colonies were still left to be sampled. 

When thumbnails of the sampled colonies have been presented, click on the image to be taken to a web link featuring the native, high-resolution image (or email me, and I can send you the original JPEG). For samples analyzed in detail, data files (JMP and Excel) can be accessed by clicking on the hyperlinks. Also, when the sample was genotyped, click on the word "genotype" in the caption to be taken to the NCBI web page featuring the sequence (and details pertaining to it). 

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White tip at Rurutu. Man, my underwater photography sure has come a long way!

White tip at Rurutu. Man, my underwater photography sure has come a long way!

AURR18 (n=3 colonies sampled)


AURR19 (n=2 colonies sampled)


AURR20 (n=3 colonies sampled)

AURR20 (n=3 colonies sampled)

AURR20 (n=3 colonies sampled)