Spawning in East Africa
smangubhai at africaonline.co.ke
Wed Mar 12 07:46:42 EST 2003
I am currently undertaking my Masters through Southern Cross University,
Australia. However, I am based in Mombasa, Kenya and I am studying the
reproductive ecology (spawning, gametogenic cycles, fecundity, recruitment)
selected coral species (Acropora valida, Platygyra daedalea, P. sinensis,
Echinopora gemmacea) in the Mombasa Marine Park and Reserve.
I am writing to find out whether anyone has measured, recorded or made any
field observations of corals (any species) spawning in East Africa or the
wider Western Indian Ocean. If so, I would like to find out the following:
1. Which coral species you observed spawning?
2. Where was spawning observed - if possible a reef/site name as well as
3. When was spawning observed - time of day, date, year?
4. Any studies that have been undertaken in the region on spawning &
Please note, I am interested in hearing any general observations made in the
field of spawning and am happy to summarise the results of my query back to
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