In situ Rates of Fertilization Among Broadcast Spawning Gorgonian Corals.

  title={In situ Rates of Fertilization Among Broadcast Spawning Gorgonian Corals.},
  author={Howard R. Lasker and Daniel Brazeau and J. E. Ortega Calderon and Mary Alice Coffroth and Rafel Coma and Kiho Kim},
  journal={The Biological bulletin},
  volume={190 1},
Fertilization rates among marine benthic taxa have implicitly been assumed to be uniformly high in most analyses of life history evolution, but in situ fertilization rates during natural spawning events are rarely measured. Fertilization rates of the Caribbean gorgonians Plexaura kuna and Pseudoplexaura porosa were measured at a site in the San Blas Islands, Panama, by collecting eggs downstream of colonies during synchronous spawning events during the summer months in the years 1988-1994. Eggs… CONTINUE READING
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