[Coral-List] Diploria spawning

Juan Torres jltorres38 at hotmail.com
Thu Sep 6 09:20:04 EDT 2007

Hi all,
Last night several colonies of Diploria strigosa located at Cerro Gordo 
Beach, Dorado, Puerto Rico spawned around 9:30pm. These colonies are located 
at around 1-3m depth. While we did not see any other species releasing the 
gamete bundles, we do not discard this. The Diploria colonies released only 
a few bundles each. Yet, we did see many bundles at and near the water 
surface. Unfortunately, we did not collect any. The few Montastraea 
faveolata colonies present at the reef site did not show any signs of 
spawning at least during the time we were at the area (between 

<html><div><P>Juan L. Torres-Pérez, Ph.D. <BR>Academic Assistant 
<BR>University of Puerto Rico <BR>Río Piedras Campus <BR>Department of 
Biology <BR>PO Box 23360 <BR>San Juan, PR 00931-3360</P>
<P>787(764-0000) Ext. 4881</P></div></html>

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