[Coral-List] Pocillopora meandrina spawning observed, French Frigate Shoals, NWHI
yassersaied70 at hotmail.com
Tue May 24 06:35:41 EDT 2011
Good News Lindsey,
Would you confirm the timing please ?
You said It was in the Morning, right ?
Yasser Saied (Said E. Ahmed )
MSc. Marine Environmental Protection
School of Ocean Sciences, Wales University, UK.
Presidency of Meteorology and Environment (PME)/KSA.
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> Date: Mon, 23 May 2011 17:30:17 -1000
> From: k.lindsey.kramer at gmail.com
> To: coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov
> Subject: [Coral-List] Pocillopora meandrina spawning observed, French Frigate Shoals, NWHI
> Aloha Coral-Listers,
> Our team at the Tern Island Field Station (French Frigate Shoals,
> Northwestern Hawaiian Islands) observed a broadcast spawning event for the
> coral species, Pocillopora meandrina (Cauliflower coral) on the mornings of
> May 19th and May 20th at Shark Island lagoon. Approximately 30% of the
> observed corals spawned (of ~50 colonies) on May 19th, and 95% of the
> observed corals spawned (of ~70 colonies) on May 20th. Spawning was not
> observed at the site on April 19th and May 18th. We relied on a predictive
> model for the main Hawaiian Islands, established by West Hawai'i SeaGrant
> and ReefWatchers (Sara Peck and Joan Prater). (Spawning has been observed
> annually on Hawai'i Island by UH Sea Grant's ReefWatchers since 2001).
> To my knowledge, coral spawning has not been documented in the field for the
> French Frigate Shoals or the NWHI. I would appreciate any references or
> personal observations of coral spawning events for the NWHI.
> Lindsey Kramer, Sara Peck, and the Tern Island team- Paula Hartzell, Mark
> Sullivan, Kristina Dickson, Jimmy Macaulay, Sarah Youngren and Dan Rapp
> K.Lindsey.Kramer at gmail.com
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