As the sun sinks beyond the horizon giving rise to a waning moon during the warmer months of the year, something amazing starts to happen on our reefs: The corals begin to spawn... and that's exactly what happened here at Gili Lankanfushi last week!
|Tiny orange coral eggs dot the surface of |
|The water lapping the beach appeared to be |
pinky brown- this is a mass of coral eggs!
|Sadly, we did not see any spawning, but we did spot this |
Banded Snake Eel!!
Sometimes, this amazing coral spawning event can go on for a couple of nights, and as coral spawning is on the bucket list of every Marine Biologist, I grabbed a torch and my snorkeling gear the following evening and went for a night snorkel. Whilst we didn’t manage to see any more spawning, we did see a banded snake eel and a beautiful nudibranch!
Better luck next year!!