Monday, August 10, 2009

Night 5 Better!

We were watching palmata at Elbow and Sand Island (with help from the SCUBAnauts!) tonight and got some dribbles from Sand Island once again but did a bit better at Elbow Reef. The same clone that has spawned the past few nights spawned big tonight! 3 different genets on the other spur spawned tonight but in lesser amounts. One large colony gave us a decent volume and we got a bit from the other 2 (forgive the vague measurements!). Given that this spur has lagged a bit and seems to be just getting started we are hoping to try to go out again tomorrow night. Traditionally we only watch them from nights 2-5 after the August full moon but can't help but wonder what will happen on night 6 this year!

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