View Full Version : Reef Spawning Event on 04 October

10-05-2012, 06:58 PM
This was an amazing spectacle to behold!

A mass release of gametes of the sponge Neofibularia nolitangere occurred simultaneously along the leeward coast of Bonaire the afternoon of 04 October. There is a strong correlation between the lunar cycle and the timing of gamete release, which begins on the third day after the full moon.


10-05-2012, 08:41 PM
Wow !!!!!!!! Just fantastic. Thanks so much for sharing.
What a gift from the sea !!!!

10-05-2012, 08:51 PM
Thank you so much for sharing this special video!! I can't begin to put a "word" to it. But, I will say that I have shivers just watching this spectaular view of the ocean and the reef and its life. peace. mellen

10-05-2012, 11:29 PM
Great video and fun to watch! You were very lucky to witness those corals spawning.

10-06-2012, 04:50 AM
unfortunately the music you have added to the video has not been approved by the GEMA for performing rights here in Germany so Youtube has blocked the video for me :(

10-06-2012, 05:43 AM
So sorry, Germany is the only country that has blocked this video.

10-06-2012, 11:25 AM
You're very lucky to have been there and we're very lucky you captured it on video. Thank you!

10-06-2012, 05:00 PM
Excellent, excellent, excellent ... thanks for sharing. The squid being that close was really awesome !!

10-07-2012, 06:25 AM
What a great video. Thank you for sharing

10-07-2012, 06:49 AM
Well done!

Regards...Patsy ><((((o>

Bill K
10-07-2012, 05:21 PM
Awesome video -- smoking sponges plus up-close squid and a hawksbill. The whole system works great when everybody does their thing together. Thanks.