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Yet another reef topolography in Moorea. This study sampled many different reefs and locations on each reef across the LTER.

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Moorea harbors a wide diversity of both corals and fish, with intricate relationships between the two.

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Moorea’s vibrant coral reefs are found in shallow water, which spurs competition between corals and fast growing photosynthetic algae.

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Penny, one of the lovely station pups.

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The amazing team that worked on this project. (Left to right: Logan Kozal, Kelly Speare, Marie Strader, Terence Leach and Jannine Chamorro)

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Researchers, Kelly Speare and Marie Strader, collecting coral colonies.

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Sometimes surveying coral is shallow enough to just snorkel.

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The author with cinderblocks “planted” with young coral.