rrreefers! Fantastic news!
Angela from Corales de Paz did a visual and photographic monitoring of El Castillo two weeks ago, aaaand ….
she found the first baby corals growing on our rrreef bricks.
What a beautiful result of coral spawning. At precise dates and times, corals release their male and female gametes that unite and look for a suitable substrate where to attach and grow.
This is one of the best bioindicators that this artificial reef is achieving its function. We wish long life to these baby corals, looking for them to grow and, in future ovulations, continue to reproduce.
In October, Hanna and Ulrike will be conducting a systematic search for baby corals, so expect exciting news soon!