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2003 Coral Spawning Estimates

courtesy Saba Marine Park

(note: these estimates are for the Southern Caribbean--generally, Saba waters should be approximately 2 days earlier)

Acropora palmata : Aug  17 18: 21h15-22h00;
Acropora cervicornis: Aug  17 18: 21h00-22h00;
Diploria labyrinthiformis: Sep 15-18 & Oct 16-18: 22h00-23h30;
Diploria strigosa: Sep 17 18 22h00-23h 30;Oct 17 18 22h00-23h00
Montastraea cavernosa: Sep 15-17 & Oct 15 16: 21h00-23h00;
M. annularis s.l. : Sep 15-18 & Oct 16-18: 21h00-22h30;
Eusmilia fastigiata: planulae likely visible between Sep 15 Oct 31 in
tentacles;
Madracis senaria: Sep 18 19 & Oct 18 19, between 0h00-06h00;
Agaricia humilis: entire period Sep- Nov;
Agaricia agaricites: entire period Sep- Nov;

Stephanocoenia michelini: Sep 16-18 & Oct 16-18: 21h00-22h00

 

 

 

2002 Coral Spawning Estimates

courtesy Saba Marine Park

Days After Full Moon 2002   3 4 5 6 7 8 9
First Spawn (Aug) = A 25-Aug 26-Aug 27-Aug 28-Aug 29-Aug 30-Aug 31-Aug
Second Spawn (Sep) = S 24-Sep 25-Sep 26-Sep 27-Sep 28-Sep 29-Sep 30-Sep
HARD CORALS:
Elkhorn Coral A      ? 21:15-21:45 21:15-21:45       ?      X      X      X
Staghorn Coral A      X      ? 21:00-22:00 21:00-22:00      ?      X        X
Smooth Brain Coral A      X      X        X      ?    20:45      ?      X
Large-cup Star Coral AS      X      ? 21:30-22:30 21:30-22:30      ?      X      X
Mountainous Star Coral AS      X      X        ? 21:30-22:30 21:30-22:30      ?      X
Flower Coral AS      X      X        ? 21:15-22:30 21:15-22:30 21:15-22:30 21:15-22:30
Ten-ray Star Coral AS      X      X        X      X      X      ?      ?
Lettuce Coral AS all night all night all night all night all night all night all night
Blushing Star Coral S 21:00-22:00 21:00-22:00 21:00-22:00 21:00-22:00 21:00-22:00 21:00-22:00 21:00-22:00
SOFT CORALS:
Sea Rods AS   19:00          19:00   19:00    19:00   19:00   19:00   19:00
ECHIMODERMS:
Black Sea Urchin AS 12:00-18:00 12:00-18:00 12:00-18:00 12:00-18:00 12:00-18:00 12:00-18:00 12:00-18:00
Donkeydung Sea Cucumber AS 12:00-18:00 12:00-18:00 12:00-18:00 12:00-18:00 12:00-18:00 12:00-18:00 12:00-18:00
Ophiuroidea AS 19:30-20:30 19:30-20:30 19:30-20:30 19:30-20:30 19:30-20:30 19:30-20:30 19:30-20:30
WORMS:
Fire Worm AS 12:00-19:00 12:00-19:00 12:00-19:00 12:00-19:00 12:00-19:00 12:00-19:00 12:00-19:00
Christmas Tree Worm AS   19:00   19:00   19:00   19:00   19:00   19:00   19:00
SPONGES:
Touch-me-not Sponge AS 14:00-17:00 14:00-17:00 14:00-17:00      ?      X      X      X

 

 

This page last updated on 06/07/2004 from our Windwardside office.

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