Coral Spawning Event Is Key To The GBR’s Survival
The coral spawning event is integral to the survival of the Reef — without it, the corals cannot reproduce. Interestingly, many other synchronous spawning events have been recorded in other Indo-Pacific reef regions. However, the GBR is one of the only places in the world where many different coral species participate in the mass spawning event!
The success of 2021's reproductive event is a positive sign for the health of the Reef. According to Mr Phillips, “it's a strong demonstration that its ecological functions are intact and working after being in a recovery phase for over 18 months”.
Plus, "this spawning event is another sign that the reef is recovering, it is not all doom and gloom,” said Phillips.