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­Inshore, turbid coral reefs from northwest Borneo exhibiting low diversity, but high cover show evidence of resilience to various environmental stressors

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Photographs of the 5 stages of symbiont cell degradation. A. Symbiont cells on the haemocytometer, B. stage 1, C. stage 2, D. stage 3, E. stage 4, and F. stage 5

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.27422v1/supp-1

Average monthly in water temperature (oC) at Eve’s Garden (EG) and Anenome’s Garden (AG) from September 2016 until May 2017

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.27422v1/supp-2

Average daily turbidity (FTU) measured over 8 days in September 2016 at Eve’s Garden and Siwa Reef

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.27422v1/supp-3

Average prevalence (%) of the four types of bleaching patterns observed at the three surveyed sites (EG = Eve’s Garden, AG = Anenome’s Garden, Siwa) following the dry and wet seasons

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.27422v1/supp-4

Average density for A. symbiont and B. chlorophyll a pigment for three coral species (Acropora, Montipora, Pachyseris) sampled in May 2017 at the three surveyed sites (EG = Eve’s Garden, AG = Anenome’s Garden, Siwa)

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.27422v1/supp-5

Average percentage of cells for each grade of symbiont (1= healthy, 2= initiation of degradation, 3= in degradation process, 4= degraded and dead cell, 5= totally degraded) for A. each site surveyed (

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.27422v1/supp-6

DbRDA plots based on the DistLM with AIC model selection with the three significant (p<0.05) drivers of coral health for A. scars, B. pigmentation, C. bioerosion, and D. bleaching. The bubble sizes represent prevalence percentages with each bubble represe

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.27422v1/supp-7

DbRDA plots based on the DistLM with AIC model selection with all the sediment drivers for A. scars, B. pigmentation, C. bioerosion, and D. bleaching. Note that only course and fines are significantly (p<0.05) explaining 18% of the variation in coral heal

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.27422v1/supp-8

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Competing Interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Author Contributions

Christina Brown performed the experiments, analyzed the data, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Nicola Browne conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Jennifer L McIlwain performed the experiments, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Jens Zinke contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Field Study Permissions

The following information was supplied relating to field study approvals (i.e., approving body and any reference numbers):

Field experiments were approved by the Sarawak Forestry Commission

Data Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding data availability:

Included in the Supplementary section of this submission

Funding

This work was supported by the National Geographic Society Research Grant (No. CP-025ER-17), Curtin Sarawak Research Institute and the German Acdemic Exchange Service (No. 57318354). The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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