Global Foundation for Ocean Exploration

August 14 – Sept 1: Diving in Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary

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Yogi is safely on deck and the scientists are happily sorting coral egg samples. We will dive at the same time tomorrow (4pm central). Follow the link in our profile for the live video. #seathegarden #oceanexplore… https://t.co/sZRzYcsEwl

We are diving and exploring a tranquil and beautiful coral covered seafloor while we wait for the spawning to begin. Up on deck it is getting less tranquil. Keep watching and hopefully this weather will pass us by.… https://t.co/1PnHd5u0Yy

The GFOE team has Yogi’s spare vertical thruster ready to install and Yogi is almost ready to explore. We will be diving from 4pm to 1am central time to view the yearly coral spawning. #seathegarden @ R/V Manta https://t.co/59qlCArVmg

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It's more Romance on the Reef later tonight as we continue watching the incredible coral spawning in NOAA's Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary! Perfect for date night - we'll be diving till about 1:00 a.m. Central Time. Watch us live now at engineeringfordiscovery.org. #seathegarden [Image: GFOE/NOAA] ... See MoreSee Less

Its more Romance on the Reef later tonight as we continue watching the incredible coral spawning in NOAAs Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary!  Perfect for date night - well be diving till about 1:00 a.m. Central Time. Watch us live now at engineeringfordiscovery.org. #seathegarden [Image: GFOE/NOAA]

 

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Is there any observable impact on the coral from events like the Deepwater Horizon Spill or the dissipating dead zone from the Mississippi River delta's dead zone? Or from the increased hovering of hurricanes as they move slower in recent years? (Not necessary to answer this unless it brings up an important point) Thanks for everything y'all are doing and giving us this experience. Your excitement is infectious.

Question for Emma .... can you explain the process of dating fossilized coral?

Does cross breeding occur at all during spawning?

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Live Coral Spawning happening right now! ROV Yogi is exploring the Flower Garden Banks in the Gulf of Mexico.Join us live tonight for the yearly coral spawning in NOAA's Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary! We will be diving from 4PM to 1AM Central time. In the meantime, check out the playback of yesterday's dive at engineeringfordiscovery.org. #seathegarden [Image: GFOE/NOAA] ... See MoreSee Less

Live Coral Spawning happening right now! ROV Yogi is exploring the Flower Garden Banks in the Gulf of Mexico.

 

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I watched it! Amazing! Am watching again right now. 👍👏👏👏

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Join us live tonight for the yearly coral spawning in NOAA's Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary! We will be diving from 4PM to 1AM Central time. In the meantime, check out the playback of yesterday's dive at engineeringfordiscovery.org. #seathegarden [Image: GFOE/NOAA] ... See MoreSee Less

Join us live tonight for the yearly coral spawning in NOAAs Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary! We will be diving from 4PM to 1AM Central time. In the meantime, check out the playback of yesterdays dive at engineeringfordiscovery.org. #seathegarden [Image: GFOE/NOAA]
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