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Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Bumper crop year for coral breeding
Biologists see mass spawning of several species in Keys

The coral in the Florida Keys seems to be exceptionally frisky this week, according to marine biologists and researchers. It's their annual spawning activity.

Corals breed by having polyps of the same species release gametes -- eggs and sperm -- simultaneously over one to several nights around a full moon once a year, usually late August or early September.

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