Divers witness coral spawning in Upper Keys
KEY LARGO, Fla. (WSVN) -- Divers in the Florida Keys have witnessed a reproductive phenomenon that occurs in the coral reef once a year.
Coral spawning occurs several nights after the full moon in August. During this period, millions of eggs are released underwater in hopes of the reproductive cells uniting. Once attached, the newly formed larvae rise to the surface and float in the current.
This process is vital to the coral reef's survival.
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