As the sea started calming down and became as flat as a lake, we could sense that something was happening. So, our team went into the waters to find out what this feeling was about.
With sparkling eyes and a big smile, our conservationists have experienced something spectacular, of what they had no idea when it would actually happen – the coral spawning.
Once a year, after full moon and with rising water temperature, entire colonies of coral reefs simultaneously release their tiny eggs and sperm, called gametes, into the ocean. This lasts for a few days up to a week and every species releases their eggs and sperm on different days – and only during the night.
This phenomenon resembles an underwater snowstorm. Just with clouds of yellow, red and orange.
Stay tuned for updates on what our conservationists will be up to next.