[Coral-List] Acropora spawning in Curacao

Dirk Petersen d.petersen at rotterdamzoo.nl
Mon Aug 30 12:24:41 EDT 2010

Dear all,

we can report spawning of Acropora palmata and A. cervicornis in Curacao (Sea Aquarium reef and Spanish Waters) in the past nights:

Aug 25:

no spawning observed at Sea Aquarium site
Spanish Waters not monitored

Aug 26:

Sea Aquarium Reef:
1 palmata spawned from 9:15 - 9:55 pm (gametes collected)
2 cervicornis spawned around 9:30 pm

Spanish Waters:
3 palmata spawned from 9:35-9:50 pm (gametes collected)

Aug 27:

Sea Aquarium Reef:
40-60% of all palmatas spawned from 9:15-10:00 pm (gametes collected from 7 colonies)
1 cervicornis  around 9:30 pm

SpanishWaters:50-60% ofpalmata 9:15-9:45 pm (11 colonies sampled)

1cervicornis, around 9:30 pm

Aug 28
Elkhorn: 1 colony 9:30-10:00 pm
25% elkhorn (5 colonies)9:15-10:00 pm
Cervicornis:1 colony around 9:30 pm

Aug 29
no spawning at both dive sites

If you wan to know more about the spawning event in Curacao, please visit 

under submenu "workshop -> Aug 26 - Aug 27 - Aug 28". 

Regards from Curacao,

Dirk Petersen & Mike Brittsan on behalf of all SECORE workshop participants

Mark Vermeij, Kristen Marhaver, Aaron Hartmann
Jennifer Boulet & Dannise Ruiz-Ramos
Ralph Tollrian, Sebastian Striewski, Anna Roik

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