First diseased P.clivosa  on Reef Flat at Vauxhall observed 10Mar2024

Healthy P. clivosa on the Reef Flat, Jan 15, 2024. Click on images for larger versions. More Pics

Large mounds of Pseudodiploria clivosa are common on the Reef Flat and Diploria-Palytoa zones at Vauxhall and can assume some quite striking, even majestic, forms.

I had not seen diseased Pseudodiploria clivosa amongst these big specimens  at Vauxhall until I viewed this large specimen on the Reef Flat  on Mar 10, 2024. It’s a large specimen,  located about 1/3rd of the distance out from shore to the Reef Crest area. It has  symptoms of Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease (view AGGRA Card).

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