Maui Ocean Center Holds Special Moonlight Event
Maalaea, Hawaii, August 1 (DHN) – If you are in Maui this Tuesday, August 2, head over to the Maui Ocean Center for an incredible evening. Coral experts from the center believe that rice coral will spawn between 7:30 to 9:30 pm on Tuesday evening, making this the thing to do in Maui! Every summer, between April and September, a variety of coral spawn here in the Hawaiian Islands. Hawaii is home to cauliflower, mushroom, finger, lace and rice coral. Each of these coral spawn during different phases of the moon. Rice coral consistently spawn 3 to 5 days after a new moon. Rice coral spawning is considered by many experts to be the easiest to watch. It is fascinating to watch the clear waters fill with tiny pearl-shaped eggs and mix with sperm in order to reproduce. During the event coral expert Pauline Fiene will educate guests with a presentation on coral spawning. Along with the presentations, the center will show underwater video footage from last year’s rice coral spawning.