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An annual, predictable event of coral spawning occurs at the Flower Gardens eight nights after the full moon in August. SSE pilots and PI's will further investigate the spawning using submersibles and mixed gases. Here, a male star coral, (Montastraea cavernosa) releases sperm into the water column. (photo: Brenden Holland)

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