creole wrasse, coral reef mass spawnings

Julie Ekstrom jekstrom at
Wed May 30 20:17:26 EDT 2001

>Hi Coral list,

>I have two questions:
>1. Does anyone know why the Creole wrasse (Clepticus parrae) school 
>over the reefs at dusk in Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean? I haven't been 
>able to find the reason for this behavior (feeding I assume but if 
>that is the case then why don't all wrasses do this everywhere?) 
>and, as far as I know, it does not happen everywhere in the 
>2. I am looking for specific mass spawning dates for coral reefs 
>around the world. I would like to know whether synchronized coral 
>spawning occurs in the following places and if so, when it occurs:
>	Great Barrier Reef
>	Caribbean
>	Indian Ocean
>	Red Sea
>	Southeast Asia/Indonesia
>	Polynesia, Melanesia, Micronesia
>	Hawaii
>	Cocos Island
>I would really appreciate any help or guidance in finding my answers.
>Thank you,
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