Great Barrier Reef ‘gives birth’ in massive coral spawning event

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If anyone sees this amongst the comments, fun fact: Although coral bleaching has become a concerningly frequent occurence, “dead” coral skeletons can act as a seed bed for the billions of spores/eggs that are released in these events, coral that was bleached in tye previous year can “come back to life” following these spawning events.

aran69

Shortly afterwards the reef was quoted as saying “I swear this never happens”

bradleykent

I wonder if this corallated with a triggering condition.

HopeIsDespair

I thought they declared this thing dead. Either way it’s great news right?

Tykillacool

It’s now smoking a cigar

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