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Coral composition (by genus) at sites around the southern Phuket sea region regardless of bleaching status in the bleaching years 1991, 1995, 2010, and 2016

Differential mortality led to the near disappearance of branching species (e.g. Acropora), and increased dominance of massive Porites over this 25y period.

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.2979v1/supp-1

Morphology of 28 coral taxa around Phuket Island

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.2979v1/supp-2

Raw data for temperature condition and DHW calculation

Raw data showing daily SST between 1981 and 2016, and showing the calculation for Maximum Monthly Mean Climatology (MMM), HotSpot, and Degree Heating Weeks (DHW).

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.2979v1/supp-3

Raw data for bleaching susceptibilty among coral species in four major bleaching events

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.2979v1/supp-4

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Competing Interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Author Contributions

Lalita Putchim conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables.

Niphon Phongsuwan contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools.

Chaimongkol Yaemarunpattana contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools.

Nalinee Thongtham contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools.

Claudio Richter wrote the paper, reviewed drafts of the paper.


This work was supported by the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources. The authors would like to thank the staff of the Marine Biology and Ecology Unit of Phuket Marine Biological Center who assisted with the field work. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.

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