[Coral-List] Mass spawning in Acropora palmata in Puerto Rico

Hernandez Edwin coral_giac at yahoo.com
Sat Sep 5 11:33:49 EDT 2015

Dear Listers.
Greetings! This short notice is to inform that mass spawning was documented in Elkhorn coral (Acropora palmata) at Vega Baja, along the northern coast of Puerto Rico, during the evenings of Thursday Sept. 3 (21:10-21:30 hr) and Friday Sept. 4 (21:00-21:30 hr). Mass spawning was the most extensive documented since 2008 in the area. 

No spawning was documented yet in Staghorn coral (Acropora cervicornis) in Vega Baja. No spawning was documented in A. cervicornis in Culebra Island either (Thursday Sept. 3).

We also have information that mass spawning was also documented in Brain coral (Pseudodiploria strigosa) in Isla Verde, at Carolina, Puerto Rico.
Will provide additional information if necessary.
E Edwin A. Hernández-Delgado, Ph.D. 
Affiliate Researcher 

University of Puerto Rico 
Center for Applied Tropical Ecology and Conservation 
Coral Reef Research Group
P.O. Box 23360
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00931-3360

Tel (787) 764-0000, x-2009 
Fax (787) 764-2610

e-mail:     coral_giac at yahoo.com
               edwin.hernandezdelgado at gmail.com
               edwin.hernandez13 at upr.edu


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