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The broadcasting coral spawners release their gametes synchronously around the 8th and 10th night after the full moon in August. Shown here, is a star coral, (Montastraea franksi), releasing egg and sperm bundles. A hungry ruby red brittle star, (Ophioderma rubicundum), gathers up the gametes with its arms, and creeps back under the coral ledge to consume them in private. (photo: Emma Hickerson)

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