coral spawning

Doug Fenner d.fenner at
Tue May 18 17:37:26 EDT 1999

John Hoover has reported seeing a mass spawning of Pocillopora meandrina at
7:40 AM, May 2, at Palaea Point, Oahu, Hawaii.  "Smoke" billowed from
colonies for about 15 minutes.  The observation time was picked based on
Pauline Fiene-Severens' report that they spawn at Molokini 2-3 days after
full moon in April at about 7:20 AM.  Dave Schrichte saw it about that time
of year at Hanauma Bay once, and was with John Hoover on May 2.
   If you have questions, please contact John directly at hoover at


Douglas Fenner, Ph.D.
Coral Taxonomist
Australian Institute of Marine Science
PMB No 3
Townsville MC
Queensland 4810
phone 07 4753 4241
e-mail: d.fenner at

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