One of the best experiences I ever had!!
After 3 days monitoring September 18th was spawning night. The nights before some pre-spawning. During the spawning we were surrounded by lots of fishes.
A group of researchers (SECORE) with special nets we collected egg and sperm cells (from the coral montastraea faveolata), so they can do the fertilization in the Curacao Sea Aquarium.
Later when the larves are settled they will be put back on the reef.
I feel so lucky that I was able to be a volunteer in such an important research, everything was posible thanks to CURious2dive, a local dive shop who’s working and helping SECORE on the research and preservation of this beatiful reef.
Thanks to all the volunteers who joined CURious2DIVE to help make this project a succes.