coral-spawning in Mayotte

Kathrin PRIESS priess at
Tue Oct 17 11:13:37 EDT 1995

Just for information to people interested in coral spawning elsewhere than in the Caribbean. 
I have heard from B. Thomassin of the Centre d'Oceanologie de Marseille, France that  
a massive coral spawning was observed in the lagoon of Mayotte Island (Comoro Archipelago, Mozambique Channel) 
during  the nigth from 16 to 17 October. This observation was made by Jean-Michel Maggiorani, chief of the fishery 
service of Mayotte (Service des Peches de Mayotte), and Bernard Gerard. The wind of 10 knots came from N/NW . 
Seasurface temperature(0-3m) was of 28 C . The moon was in the last quarter. It rose at 1 a.m. and set at 12:13 a.m.  
No other details. 

Kathrin Priess 

Kathrin Priess 
Centre d'Oc‰anologie de Marseille 
Station Marine d'Endoume 
Traverse de la Batterie-des-Lions 
F-13007 Marseille 
tel. (33) 91 04 16 00 
fax  (33) 91 04 16 35 

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