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Mass Coral Spawning



Sometime near the eighth night
After the eighth full moon
Around eight o’clock PM
Coral simultaneously spawns
In the Gulf of Mexico
Little peach pearls
Bundles of both sperm and egg
Rise to the surface
Exploding in a mix of DNA
To start a new generation

Coral Spawning in the Gulf of Mexico

Author: Dancing Echoes

I am a scientist by trade and artist by soul. My creative outlet used to be dancing but due to injuries and age, I must now find another path. I am hoping my writing, poetry and photography can be this new path. Awards: While I am grateful and honored for the numerous nominations, I don’t have time to respond to them with the attention they deserve, so for the most part, I am an award free blog. All photographs and words are mine unless otherwise credited. © 2015-2023 Dancing Echoes ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author/owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Christy Draper with appropriate and specific direction to the original content on Dancing Echoes.

3 thoughts on “Mass Coral Spawning

  1. I don’t know a lot about coral, but all I do know continues to fascinate. Very cool article. Thanks!

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  2. You are welcome. It was an honor to be part of a dive team that documented this event back in 2003.

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  3. Now that’s a Mack Daddy and Marveloius Mama all in one, DE. 🙂

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