Window Into the Unseen: Aquarium Streaming Live Feed Of Spectacular Coral Spawn
It is pretty ironic that a celestial event named after a freshwater fish is responsible for a saltwater phenomenon unlike any other in the Gulf of Mexico or Caribbean.
About one week after the so-called “Sturgeon Moon” in August, corals within the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary off the coast of Texas and Louisiana begin to spawn. This event marks one of the most spectacular spawning bonanzas in the Western Hemisphere ... (click for more)
Photo by NOAA
This year a remotely operated vehicle, or ROV, will be on-site in the Gulf to live stream the corals’ spawn, and the Tennessee Aquarium will be displaying this footage in the River Journey Auditorium so the public can witness the phenomenon in real-time