coral spawning in Florida

Alina Szmant aszmant at
Wed Aug 19 14:25:42 EDT 1998

A. palmata spawned on Horseshoe Reef of the Florida Keys, at ca. 10:18 to
10:45 pm
local time.  It  was a good spawn with ca. 50 % of the colonies spawning.
No spawning was observed during the previous two nights at this site.

Montastraea annularis & faveolata spawned the nights of Aug. 13-15 from ca.
11 pm on (heavier after 11:30 pm), and a few M. franksi were observed to
spawn from 9:30-10:30 pm.  A female M. cavernosa released eggs at 9:20 pm on

Other observations of coral spawning will be appreciated.

Alina Szmant
RSMAS, Univ of Miami

Dr. Alina M. Szmant
Coral Reef Research Group
University of Miami
4600 Rickenbacker Cswy.
Miami FL 33149

TEL: (305)361-4609
FAX: (305)361-4600 or 361-4005

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