[Coral-List] Mass spawning in Acropora palmata in Puerto Rico
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Sat Sep 5 11:33:49 EDT 2015
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.
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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