Spawning spectacle

Every year in September and October, about 5 to 7 days after the full moon, during the evening hours the Caribbean sea fills up with billions of reproductive cells produced by the reef building corals that make our reefs so special. This spectacular process is one of the wonders of the natural world. Only recently, scientists have been able to unravel a fraction of the mystery behind ‘the ways of the corals’. During such a spawning event, fertilization of the […] Read more »