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Deepest zooxanthellate corals of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea

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We thank David Whillas, Luke Denseley, Steve Lindfield, Erin McFadden, Jaap Barendrecht, David Harris, “Underwater Earth”, and the crews from “Reef Connections” and ”Mike Ball Dive Expeditions”. The study was part of the “Catlin Seaview Survey” funded by Catlin Group Limited, with support from the Global Change Institute.

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N. Englebert and P. Bongaerts contributed equally to this article

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Englebert, N., Bongaerts, P., Muir, P. et al. Deepest zooxanthellate corals of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Mar Biodiv 45, 1–2 (2015).

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  • Coral Reef
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Scleractinian Coral
  • Coral Community
  • Marine Reserve