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Can science and tourism save the reef? | Science Daily

Can science and tourism save the reef? | Science Daily

At 20:30 on 27 November 2018, lucky divers and snorkellers in the northern part of the Great Barrier Reef would have borne witness to what is possibly the greatest sex show on Earth.

This spectacular phenomenon, when corals reproduce en masse over just a few days each year, is essentially synchronised sex on a grand scale as millions of corals on more than 1,000km of reefs along the Great Barrier Reef area simultaneously release their eggs and sperm into the water in the hope they’ll combine and create new coral colonies. It’s an underwater snowstorm, a sexual soup, where clouds of pink- or red-hued egg-sperm bundles whirl and swirl in all directions, carried by the waves and currents.

Source: Can science and tourism save the reef? | Science Daily

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