Coral spawning photos and video

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In this photo you can see thousands of tiny gametes being released during a coral spawning event in Key Largo, Florida. Once every year, a variety of stony corals take part in this spectacular event. Coral spawning was first discovered in 1981 on the Great Barrier reef.