secrets of corals spawning

staghorn coral colony spawing

Teams of scientists dive beneath the waves to study one of the planet’s most prolific and mysterious rites of reproduction: corals spawning – a spectacular event occurring once a year after the full moon. “While scientists have learned a lot since discovering the rite decades ago, much remains unknown, especially about the exact mix of environmental factors that trigger the synchronized frenzies, which scientists call broadcast spawning.”

more at nytimes.com

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