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The corals in natural conditions spawned as predicted and expressed many genes only during or just before releasing their gametes.
There, drenched in moonlight, gametes from different colonies began to fuse and form free-swimming larvae, which would eventually settle on the seafloor, bud, and construct new coral citadels—a process now more vital than ever.
The chalk bass, however, is capable of producing both male and female gametes (sperm or eggs) simultaneously.
A brain coral at Flower Garden Banks released its gametes within two minutes of its reproductive frenzy the previous year.
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First Known Use: 1878See Words from the same year
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