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Bonaire Coral Spawning 2008

Discussion in 'Bonaire' started by Natasha, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. Natasha

    Natasha Dive Travel Professional

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Chicagoan living in Texas
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    A= first spawning (Sept)
    Sep 15

    18-Sep
    19-Sep
    20-Sep
    21-Sep
    22-Sep
    23-Sep
    24-Sep

    B= second spawning (Oct)
    Oct 15

    18-Oct
    19-Oct
    20-Oct
    21-Oct
    22-Oct
    23-Oct
    24-Oct












    1. Scleractinia
    Stony corals

    1.1 Acropora palmata
    Elkhorn Coral
    A
    ?*
    21.15-21.45
    21.15-21.45
    ?*




    1.2 Acropora cervicornis
    Staghorn Coral
    A

    ?*
    21.00-22.00
    21.00-22.00
    ?*



    1.3 Diploria spp.
    Brain corals
    A



    ?*
    20.45-
    ?*


    1.4 Montastrea cavernosa
    Large-cup Star Coral
    AB

    ?*
    21.30-22.30
    21.30-22.30
    ?*



    1.5 Montastrea annularis complex
    Mountainous/Boulder/Knobby Star Coral
    AB


    ?*
    21.30-22.30
    21.30-22.30
    ?*


    1.6 Eusmilia fastigiata
    Flower Coral
    AB


    ?*
    21.15-22.30
    21.15-22.30
    21.15-22.30
    21.15-22.30

    1.7 Madracis senaria
    Ten-ray Star Coral
    AB





    ?*
    ?*

    1.8 Agaricia humilis/A. agaricites
    Lettuce Coral
    AB
    all night
    all night
    all night
    all night
    all night
    all night
    all night

    1.9 Stephanocoenia intersepta
    Blushing Star Coral

    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

    2.Echinodermata
    Sea-urchins, -stars, -cucumbers

    2.1 Diadema antilliarum
    Black Sea-urchin
    AB
    12:00 till around 18:00, every afternoon

    Holothuria mexicana
    Donkeydung Sea Cucumber
    AB
    12:00 till around 18:00, every afternoon

    2.3 Ophiuroidea
    Brittle stars/serpent stars
    AB
    19.30-22.00, every night

    3. Gorgonacea
    Gorgonians

    3.1 Plexaura
    Sea Rods
    AB
    around 19.00, every day

    4. Annelida
    Worms

    4.1 Hermodice carunculata
    Fire Worm
    AB
    12.00 till around 19.00, every afternoon

    4.2 Spirobranchus giganteus
    Christmas Tree Worm
    AB
    around 19.00, every night

    5. Spongia
    Sponges

    5.1 Neofibularia nolitangere
    Do-not-touch-me Sponge
    AB
    14.00-17.00
    14.00-17.00
    14.00-17.00
    ?*






    * Question marks indicate there may or may not be spawning on that night, unpredictable
     
  2. Bosun

    Bosun Contributor

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    Location: UK
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    Natasha
    The October dates should be
    17 Oct
    18 Oct
    19 Oct
    20 Oct
    21 Oct
    22 Oct
    23 Oct

    Also a good chance of an early spawning in August

    19 Aug
    20 Aug
    21 Aug
    22 Aug
    23 Aug
    24 Aug
    25 Aug

    We will probably aim for the September spawning.
     
  3. Natasha

    Natasha Dive Travel Professional

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Chicagoan living in Texas
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    My dates came from the manager of the Marine Park, Ramon, in Bonaire.
     
  4. Bosun

    Bosun Contributor

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    The coral spawning is 3 to 9 days after the full moon. Full Moon dates are 16th aug, 15th sep and 14th Oct.
     
  5. Bosun

    Bosun Contributor

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