secrets of corals spawning

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 […]

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mass spawning trigger

A recent international study has found that rapidly rising seasonal sea temperatures are the likely trigger for the spectacular phenomena of mass spawning. This month-to-month increase in sea surface temperature can now help them to predict when mass spawning will occur. Mass coral spawning happens when dozens of coral species release eggs and sperm into the sea, on a few nights each […]

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