Sub-sampling mesophotic corals being maintained in aquaria at USGS
WARC office in Gainesville, FL.
Collected 24 subsamples (1 cm snips) from a single Swiftia colony for preservation experiment; collected 24 subsamples (1 cm snips) from a single Muricea colony for preservation experiment; collected single snip samples from 3 sick colonies that had been treated with antibiotic and 3 sick colonies that had not been treated.
Microbial community response to various preservation methods and
assessment of sick colonies.
Platform not applicable. Hand-sampled corals from aquaria.