Monday, August 10, 2009
SCUBAnauts - 8/8/09
Hey it's Marcos again from the SCUBAnauts. Today we got up around 10:00 AM a little tired but pumped from last nights dives. We did two recreational dives in the morning, the first at The Benwood, and the second at Snapper's Ledge. The Benwood was an amazing dive, with great visibility, and amazing wildlife. Snapper's Ledge was great too, but the current was killer. At night each group did two dives again in rotation, and the coral started spawning during my second dive. The two species we were monitoring, Acropora palmata, and Acropora cervicornis, both spawned at approximately the same time (~10:40), releasing their gametes into collection nets we had placed above the coral to collect them. The dive left us amazed and wanting for more.
Posted by Teen Research Underwater Explorers at 9:42 AM