[Coral-List] September coral spawn - Flower Garden Banks NMS

Emma Hickerson emma.hickerson at noaa.gov
Mon Sep 14 16:24:59 EDT 2009

The purpose of this email is to report that the corals of the Flower 
Garden Banks NMS did spawn on September 10th and 11th, the 7th and 8th 
nights after the full moon.  Although no researchers were on site for 
the event, recreational divers confirmed the spawn, and reported that 
the event on the 11th was the larger of the two nights.  Both brain and 
star corals were reported spawning, but no species details were 
provided.  The September spawning event was comparable to the August 
spawn, in the opinion of divers witnessing both events.

Emma Hickerson
Neal Baltz (M/V Fling)


Emma L. Hickerson
Research Coordinator
emma.hickerson at noaa.gov

Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary
4700 Avenue U, Bldg. 216
Galveston, TX  77551

Phone:  409-621-5151
cell:  979-777-3895
fax: 409-621-1316



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