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Coral larvae (Acropora cytherea) settled on aragonite plug.
Photo: Eneour Puill-Stephan

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Coral settler (Favia fragrum) on a preconditioned limestone settlement tile.
Photo: Maggy Nugues

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Coral larvae (Favia fragrum) searching for a settlement substrate in a laboratory container. The small size of most coral larvae (~0.5 mm) makes them difficult to observe and study in situ.
Photo: Maggy Nugues

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Coral settlers (Favia fragrum) on small chip of crustose coralline algae photographed under blue UV light. UV light helps with detecting and counting tiny settlers.
Photo: Maggy Nugues

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Adult coral (Orbicella faveolata) emitting gamete bundles during mass spawning event in Puerto Rico. Gamete bundles can be collected and raised in the lab to larval stages for coral restoration.
Photo: Maggy Nugues

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Coral settlers on the crustose coralline alga Titanoderma prototypum, a well known settlement-inducer.
Photo: Robert Steneck

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Crustose coralline alga photographed in situ. These algae are notoriously difficult to identify.
Photo: Maggy Nugues

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Coral bommy covered with macroalgae in the lagoon of Moorea.
Photo: Maggy Nugues

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Hendrikje collecting crustose coralline algae.
Photo: Maggy Nugues

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Getting out in the field from research station.
Photo: Maggy Nugues

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Herbivorous sea urchins in the lagon of Moorea. Sea urchins can act as facilitators of coral recruitment.
Photo: Gilles Siu

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Fabio Bulleri deploying Diadema in the field.
Photo: Julien Gasc

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Natural stands of Turbinaria ornata in the field.
Photo: Fabio Bulleri

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Two settled germlings of Turbinaria ornata in the lab.
Photo: Fabio Bulleri

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Chloé transplanting a Pocillopora damicornis colony.
Photo: Hugo Bischoff

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Hugo pulling a syringe for in-situ extraction of chemical compounds from the water column.
Photo: Chloé Pozas-Schacre

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Chloé dipping fragments of Turbinaria ornata in methanol to extract surface metabolites.
Photo: Hugo Bischoff

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Hendrikje and Chérine Baumgartner going out in the field.
Photo: Mischa Streekstra

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Hendrikje collecting coral larvae.
Photo: Sonora Meiling

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Chloé & Hugo in front of their “no anchorage” sign.
Photo: Hugo Bischoff

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Hugo installing macroalgae on one of the structures of the second experiment.
Photo: Chloé Pozas-Schacre

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Chloé removing macroalgae from an experimental bommie.
Photo: Hugo Bischoff

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Experimental room with the glass cylinders.
Photo: Chloé Pozas-Schacre

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Structure holding tiles conditioned in the presence of Dictyota bartayresiana.
Photo: Chloé Pozas-Schacre

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Cryptic side of a recruitment tile. Can you find the coral recruits? Click on the photo and zoom in.
Photo: Chloé Pozas-Schacre

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Natural pocilloporid recruits interacting with crustose coralline algae.
Photo: Maggy Nugues

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Hendrikje and Yann Lacube checking up experimental dishes.
Photo: Isabel Ender

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Experimental petridishes showing coral recruits in contact with crustose coralline algae.
Photo: Maggy Nugues

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Acropora cytherea colony releasing egg-sperm bundles during spawning.
Photo: Maggy Nugues

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Chloé concentrating egg-sperm bundles inside a collecting tube during spawning night.
Photo: Maggy Nugues

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Camille running larval behavioral choice experiment.
Photo: Maggy Nugues

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Two Acropora recruits settled on Titanoderma chip in the high oxygen end of the hypoxitron.
Photo: Hendrikje Jorissen

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Pierre-Louis searching for the crustose coralline algae Titanoderma.
Photo: Camille Vizon

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Preparation of algal exudates in the laboratory.
Photo: Camille Vizon

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Preparation of algal exudates in the laboratory.
Photo: Camille Vizon

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Lettuce like crustose coralline algae.
Photo: Maggy Nugues

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Hugo placing CCA fragments in silica gel for genetic characterisation.
Photo: Maggy Nugues

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Hugo placing CCA fragments in silica gel for genetic characterisation.
Photo: Maggy Nugues

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Camille and Hugo collecting gamete bundles.
Photo: Maggy Nugues

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Conditioning of experimental tile used in coral settlement experiments.
Photo: Maggy Nugues

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Conditioning of experimental tile used in coral settlement experiments.
Photo: Maggy Nugues

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Open Day with crustose coralline algae stand.
Photo: Annaïg Le Guen

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Camille and Hugo giving a lecture to middle school pupils.
Photo: Vie Stabile

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Camille and Hugo giving a lecture to middle school pupils.
Photo: Vie Stabile

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Camille adding chemical extracts to dead algal fragments.
Photo: Camille Vizon

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Camille evaporating chemical extracts.
Photo: Maggy Nugues

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One-day old coral spat on the crustose coralline algae Titanoderma prototypum.
Photo: Camille Vizon

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Stacks of vertically oriented tiles made of different materials.
Photo: Maggy Nugues

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Camille Leonard replacing recruitment tiles.
Photo: Hugo Bischoff

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Larval behavioral assays using video tracking.
Photo: Camille Vizon

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Larval behavioral assays using video tracking.
Photo: Camille Vizon

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Vacuum filtration of algal exudates.
Photo: Camille Vizon

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Benthic Anabaena sp. mat.
Photo: Maggy Nugues

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Coral larvae exploring the experimental dish photographed under blue UV light.
Photo: Maggy Nugues

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Young coral recruits.
Photo: Maggy Nugues

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Hugo Bischoff adjusting Diadema densities on the experimental bommies.
Photo: Maggy Nugues

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Chloé in the chemistry lab.
Photo: Jean-Charles Caslot

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Chloé explaining her work to school pupils.
Photo: Jean-Charles Caslot

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Fondation L’Oreal-UNESCO French Young Talents 2022.
Photo: Jean-Charles Caslot

Funding source : ANR