d.k.hagman at mail.utexas.edu
Tue Aug 29 12:59:00 EDT 1995
Sorry for the delay-
Between the nights of August 16-20 coral spawning was observed at
the Flower Garden Banks (NW Gulf of Mexico). Most of the activity was
concentrated around the night of the 17th with Montastraea cavernosa, M.
franksi and Diploria strigosa spawning between 21:30-22:30 and M. annularis
and M. faveolata spawing between 23:20-0:00. Some of our divers reported
sperm release by Stephanocoenia, but this remains unconfirmed. We did
however, have a very substantial spawning effort by Colpophyllia spp. on
the night of August 19th between 21:45-22:30. No other coral species were
observed spawning on the 19th.
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