Seriatopora spp. samples SoSe99-200 from sites SoUt32-SoRi66 (Seriatopora spp. were not observed at Tinakula Volcano [the final three sites of the mission: SoTi67-69]). These samples, along with the first 98, are with Dr. Chienhsun “Noodle” Chen at the Taiwan Ocean Research Institute (TORI). We’ll get to them some day…..

UTUPUA (2014-11-11 to 11-13)

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SoUt32: Three Seriatopora spp. colonies were sampled at this site (SoSe99-101).

SoUt33: Focused on P. acuta only.

SoUt34: Did not dive on account of setting up for night dive.

SoUt35: Four Seriatopora spp. colonies were sampled at this site (SoSe102-105).

SoUt36: Two Seriatopora spp. colonies were sampled at this site (SoSe106-107).

SoUt37: Three Seriatopora spp. colonies were sampled at this site (SoSe108-110).

SoUt38: Seriatopora spp. were not observed at this site.

SoUt39: Five Seriatopora spp. colonies were sampled at this site (SoSe111-115).

SoUt40: Seriatopora spp. were not observed at this site.

SoUt41: Eight Seriatopora spp. colonies were sampled at this site (SoSe116-123).

SoUt42: did not dive at this site.

VANIKORO (2014-11-14 to 11-16)

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SoVa43: Five Seriatopora spp. colonies (SoSe124-128) were sampled at this site.

SoVa44: Four Seriatopora spp. colonies (SoSe129-132) were sampled at this site.

SoVa45: Two Seriatopora spp. colonies (SoSe133-134) were sampled at this site.

SoVa46: No Seriatopora spp. present at site.

SoVa47: Nine Seriatopora spp. colonies (SoSe135-142 and SoSe148) were sampled at this site.

SoVa48: Five Seriatopora spp. colonies (SoSe143-147) were sampled at this site.

SoVa49: Did not dive; instead returned to site SoVa47.

SoVa50: Did not dive; instead returned to site SoVa47.

SoVa51: Did not dive; instead returned to site SoVa47.

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Reef Islands

sampled Seriatopora spp. colonies

REEF ISLANDS (2014-11-17 to 11-21)

SoRi52: Ten Seriatopora spp. colonies (SoSe149-158) were sampled at this site.

SoRi53: Four Seriatopora spp. colonies (SoSe159-162) were sampled at this site.

SoRi54: Did not dive on account of setting up for night dive.

SoRi55: Seven Seriatopora spp. colonies (SoSe163-169) were sampled at this site.