Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Coral Spawning

On the 16th & 17th this month, there were several species of coral which spawned.
On the 16th Jason brought 2 guests accompanied by Miki, while the other DMs, Leonard, Allan, Jimmy, Nina, Bobby and Ron went down in a separate group. Jason's group saw only 1 coral spawning, while Leonard's group did see 2 corals spawning.
On the 17th, Jason brought a guest while Leonard & Nina dived separately to check another site. Jason did saw 4 different coral species spawn tonite. Leonard & Nina did see 1 big one spawned.
Pic above was taken before spawning, the eggs inside polyps had came out and can be seen clearly. Pic below was taken during spawning, we can clearly see the eggs being released and floated away with the current.

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