Major spawn from Acropora valida 23.38 – 00.00

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And the first part of the project at the Horniman proves to be a roaring success 16 days after we anticipated we had a major spawn and Jamie Craggs was on hand to get some amazing footage!

It seems our feeding regime, husbandry and environmental conditions have led to this amazing result and we already hope to replicate this again next month when another gravid Acropora sp is due to spawn.

Its important to highlight this is a UK first there have been no known deliberate broadcast spawning of Acropora in the UK to date – it’s an incredibly complex achievement and one we hope to really work on to better understand.


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