Every year, the endangered staghorn and elkhorn corals mass spawn. FLAQ leads a program involving several institutions – Florida Aquarium, Steinhart (California California Academy of Sciences), Georgia Aquarium, Coral Restoration Foundation, NOAA, University of Florida, Sea World, Akron Zoo – to better understand the spawning, and culture the larvae with the goal of being able to rebuild reef systems.
Read more about the Coral Restoration Foundation and their amazing work: http://www.coralrestoration.org/spawning/
Swimming Acropora cervicornis larvae. So cool that coral babies swim before they settle down forever.
Posted by Richard Ross on Wednesday, August 12, 2015