[Coral-List] Coral spawn in Bonaire

paul brown browndil at hotmail.com
Fri Sep 10 21:20:50 EDT 2004

Hi All,
The coral spawn on Bonaire this year was by our observations light. On the 
evening of 5 Sept. one male colony of M. cavernosa was seen releasing sperm 
at around 21:30 hours (local time). The colony was at a depth of 
approximately 25m. The following day, 6 Sept., four male colonies of 
Stephanocenia intersepta were seen spawning. Specifically, 2 colonies at a 
depth of 35m spawned at 21:45, one colony in 25m at 22:05, and one colony in 
10m at 22:20. All of the colonies showed only partial colony involvement in 
the spawning (approximately 30-50%). This was the only spawning witnessed.

Paul Brown
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Calgary
2500 University Dr. NW
Calgary, AB, Canada
T2T 1N4
(403) 210-5484

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