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Deployment: Fiji_2011_Grottoli

Principal Investigator: 
Andréa G. Grottoli (Ohio State University)
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northwest Fiji

Description from Schoepf V, Grottoli AG, Warner ME, Cai W-J, Melman TF, Pettay DT, Hoadley K, Matsui Y, Baumann JH, Wang Y, Xu H, Li Q, & Hu X. 2013. Coral energy reserves and calcification in a high-CO2 world at two temperatures. PLoS ONE, 8(10): e75049. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0075049.

"Six parent colonies of Acropora millepora, Pocillopora damicornis, Montipora monasteriata, and Turbinaria reniformis were purchased from Reef Systems Coral Farm (New Albany, Ohio, USA) which is a CITES permit holder. The parent colonies were specifically collected for this experiment from 3–10 m in northwest Fiji (17 29 19 S, 177 23 39 E) in April 2011. Colonies of the same species were collected at least 10 m apart to increase the probability that different genotypes of the same species were selected. All colonies were shipped to Reef Systems Coral Farm."