About the Authors

Michael Sweet, Mark Bendall, John Bythell
Coral Health and Disease Laboratory, School of Biology, Newcastle Institute for Research on Sustainability, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Nigel Kirkham
Cellular Pathology, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Leanne Currey
AIMS@JCU, Australian Institute of Marine Science, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Fishing and Fisheries Research Centre, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia

John Bythell
Research Office, University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji

Michelle Heupel
Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville, Australia

Michelle Heupel
Fishing and Fisheries Research Centre, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia

Corresponding Author

michael.sweet@ncl.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MS MH LC. Performed the experiments: MS MH LC MB. Analyzed the data: MS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MS JB MH. Wrote the paper: MS JB MH NK.