High reproductive synchrony of Acropora (Anthozoa: Scleractinia) in the Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea

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Title:
High reproductive synchrony of Acropora (Anthozoa: Scleractinia) in the Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea
Authors:
Bouwmeester, Jessica; Berumen, Michael L. ( 0000-0003-2463-2742 )
Abstract:
Coral spawning in the northern Gulf of Aqaba has been reported to be asynchronous, making it almost unique when compared to other regions in the world. Here, we document the reproductive condition of Acropora corals in early June 2014 in Dahab, in the Gulf of Aqaba, 125 km south of previous studies conducted in Eilat, Israel. Seventy-eight percent of Acropora colonies from 14 species had mature eggs, indicating that most colonies will spawn on or around the June full moon, with a very high probability of multi-species synchronous spawning. Given the proximity to Eilat, we predict that a comparable sampling protocol would detect similar levels of reproductive synchrony throughout the Gulf of Aqaba consistent with the hypothesis that high levels of spawning synchrony are a feature of all speciose coral assemblages.
KAUST Department:
Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)
Citation:
Bouwmeester J and Berumen ML. High reproductive synchrony of Acropora (Anthozoa: Scleractinia) in the Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea [v1; ref status: approved 1, http://f1000r.es/4yh] F1000Research 2015, 4:2 (doi: 10.12688/f1000research.6004.1)
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F1000.com
Journal:
F1000Research
Issue Date:
5-Jan-2015
DOI:
10.12688/f1000research.6004.1
PubMed ID:
25653848
PubMed Central ID:
PMC4304220
Type:
Article
ISSN:
2046-1402
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Funding was provided by KAUST grants (URF/1/1389-01-01 and CCF/1/1973-01-01) as well as baseline research funds to MLB.
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http://f1000research.com/articles/4-2/v1
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dc.contributor.authorBouwmeester, Jessicaen
dc.contributor.authorBerumen, Michael L.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-13T08:54:21Z-
dc.date.available2015-01-13T08:54:21Z-
dc.date.issued2015-01-05en
dc.identifier.citationBouwmeester J and Berumen ML. High reproductive synchrony of Acropora (Anthozoa: Scleractinia) in the Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea [v1; ref status: approved 1, http://f1000r.es/4yh] F1000Research 2015, 4:2 (doi: 10.12688/f1000research.6004.1)en
dc.identifier.issn2046-1402en
dc.identifier.pmid25653848en
dc.identifier.doi10.12688/f1000research.6004.1en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/338169en
dc.description.abstractCoral spawning in the northern Gulf of Aqaba has been reported to be asynchronous, making it almost unique when compared to other regions in the world. Here, we document the reproductive condition of Acropora corals in early June 2014 in Dahab, in the Gulf of Aqaba, 125 km south of previous studies conducted in Eilat, Israel. Seventy-eight percent of Acropora colonies from 14 species had mature eggs, indicating that most colonies will spawn on or around the June full moon, with a very high probability of multi-species synchronous spawning. Given the proximity to Eilat, we predict that a comparable sampling protocol would detect similar levels of reproductive synchrony throughout the Gulf of Aqaba consistent with the hypothesis that high levels of spawning synchrony are a feature of all speciose coral assemblages.en
dc.description.sponsorshipFunding was provided by KAUST grants (URF/1/1389-01-01 and CCF/1/1973-01-01) as well as baseline research funds to MLB.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherF1000.comen
dc.relation.urlhttp://f1000research.com/articles/4-2/v1en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to F1000Researchen
dc.titleHigh reproductive synchrony of Acropora (Anthozoa: Scleractinia) in the Gulf of Aqaba, Red Seaen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentRed Sea Research Center (RSRC)en
dc.identifier.journalF1000Researchen
dc.identifier.pmcidPMC4304220en
dc.eprint.versionPublisher's Version/PDFen
dc.contributor.affiliationKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)en
kaust.authorBouwmeester, Jessicaen
kaust.authorBerumen, Michael L.en

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