Influence of the Blue Coral Heliopora coerulea on Scleractinian Coral Larval Recruitment
Counts of larval recruits on settlement tiles placed within H. coerulea aggregations or away from H. coerulea. Four tiles were deployed per replicate (). Total surface area of each tile is 228 cm2. Acropora (Acr), Heliopora (Hel), Pocillopora (Poc), and Porites (Por). Larval recruits were found on the underside of the settlement tiles except for two recruits belonging to Pocillopora, which settled on the side of the tile.