[Coral-List] coral spawning observations
Williams at si.edu
Fri Sep 3 10:05:23 EDT 2010
Hi All, here are our observations for the August full moon spawning event. Cheers, Raphael
Coral Spawning observations, August 2010 Full Moon at Carrie Bow Caye, Belize (CBC)
Observers; Raphael Ritson-Williams, Valerie J. Paul, Bill Hoffman, Jen DeBose, Nikki Fogarty, Zach Foltz
Full Moon the night of Aug 24
Aug 25th-No monitoring
Aug 26th-Monitored CBC reef from 8-9pm. Observed 2 colonies of A. cervicornis set (only a small patch on one branch for each colony).
Aug 27th- Monitored CBC reef from 8-9pm. No spawning observed.
Aug 28th- Monitored CBC reef from 8-9pm. No spawning observed.
Aug 29th- Monitored CBC reef from 8-9pm. No spawning observed.
Aug 30th- Monitored CBC reef from 9-10:30pm. Observed spawning in approx 3 colonies of M. annularis, 5 colonies of D. strigosa and 10 colonies of Eunicea flexuosa.
Aug 31st- Monitored CBC reef from 9:15-10:30pm. Observed spawning in approx 70% of M. annularis colonies, approx 10 colonies of M. faveolata, and 25% of D. strigosa colonies. Also observed spawning in E. flexuosa.
Sept 1st- Monitored CBC reef from 9:20-10:30. Observed setting in 1 colony of M. faveolata.
Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce
williams at si.edu
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