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Proportion of colonies with different bleaching responses

Table S1. Proportion (%) of colonies not bleached, moderately bleached, severely bleached and bleaching indices for all genera that had at least 5 colonies surveyed on all three survey occasions.

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.760v1/supp-1

Change in relative coral cover

Table S2. Change in relative cover (%) of coral genera at Pulau Satumu between 2009 (before bleaching), 2010 (during bleaching) and 2012 (after bleaching). Genera are in order from the greatest reduction in relative cover to the greatest increase in relative cover between 2009 and 2012.

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.760v1/supp-2

Additional Information

Competing Interests

Prof. Peter Steinberg is an employee of the Sydney Institute of Marine Science. Jeffrey Low is an employee of the Singapore National Parks Board.

Author Contributions

James R Guest conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Jeffrey Low conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Karenne Tun conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments.

Jani I Tanzil conceived and designed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Peter A Todd conceived and designed the experiments, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Tai Chong Toh performed the experiments, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Loke Ming Chou conceived and designed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Peter D Steinberg conceived and designed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Funding

The field work was funded by a Lee Kuan Yew postdoctoral research fellowship awarded to James Guest at the National University of Singapore. Funding for this research also came in part from the project: “Development of the Advanced Environmental Biotechnology Centre (AEBC)” under the Research Centre Funding Scheme (RCFS), project No. COY-15-EWI-RCFS/N190-2. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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