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A rapid spread of the Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease outbreak in the Mexican Caribbean

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RT @JezRoff: New study by @LAlvarezFilip in @PeerJPreprints documenting a recent outbreak of stony coral tissue loss disease in the Mexican…
RT @JezRoff: New study by @LAlvarezFilip in @PeerJPreprints documenting a recent outbreak of stony coral tissue loss disease in the Mexican…
RT @JezRoff: New study by @LAlvarezFilip in @PeerJPreprints documenting a recent outbreak of stony coral tissue loss disease in the Mexican…
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New study by @LAlvarezFilip in @PeerJPreprints documenting a recent outbreak of stony coral tissue loss disease in the Mexican Caribbean - one of the most contagious and deadly coral diseases recorded to date https://t.co/7jok12jrH8 https://t.co/WTbj3PgLtu
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A rapid spread of the Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease outbreak in the Mexican Caribbean https://t.co/jZKFFzwpXA https://t.co/YBy5bgKmxO
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Supplemental Information

Table S1. Monitoring data by site and year on coral diseases from 2005 to 2019

Susceptible species are those that presented more than 10% of SCTLD (Fig. 2, Table S2). Parque Nacional Arrecifes de Cozumel = PNAC; Parque Nacional Arrecife de Puerto Morelos = PNAPM; Biodiversity and Reef Conservation Lab, UNAM = Barco-Lab; Healthy Reefs Initiative = HRI.

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.27893v1/supp-1

Table S2. Total number of colonies recorded for each species across the 83 surveyed reefs in the Mexican Caribbean (2018 and 2019)

Death colonies are only those for which death could be attributable to the SCTLD (exposed bright white skeletons; see Fig. 1).

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.27893v1/supp-2

Additional Information

Competing Interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Author Contributions

Lorenzo Alvarez-Filip 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.

Nuria Estrada-Saldívar 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.

Esmeralda Pérez-Cervantes performed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Ana Molina-Hernández performed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Francisco J. Gonzalez-Barrios performed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, approved the final draft.

Data Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding data availability:

We have uploaded a table with the data used for this study (Table S1).

The 2018 database will be available through the Atlantic and Gulf Rapid Reef Assesment (AGRRA) program: http://www.agrra.org/.

Please note, that there isn't a specific accession/id number associated to datasets in Agrra. The Agrra system allows browsing for the data in a variety of different ways. To access the AGRRA database a free and open membership is requested. This is to allow Agrra to keep track of how the information is used.

See more details in http://www.agrra.org/data-explorer/.

Funding

This study was supported by the Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia (CONACyT; PDC-247104) a Royal Society' Newton Advanced Fellowship (to L.A-F; NA150360), the Healthy Reefs Initiative and the Comision Nacional de Areas Naturales Proyegidas. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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