Diadema urchin sperm

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  1. LikesFish

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    I was very fortunate when i had happend to have my eye on my reef aquarium when the large Diadema (long spine) urchin started spawning. It released large puffs of white sperm into the water column at regular intervals. This process went on for at least 3 minutes.

    I managed to take a sample from the water near his body and here is what I found:

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    Diadema urchin sperm, 40x, DIC

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    Diadema urchin sperm, 40x, PC
     
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  3. dallasg

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    very cool!!
    @carlosdeandrade snails spawn often, whole tank goes milky and gets free snails :)
     
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    That is extremely cool!!! Thanks Waldo.
    Hmmm, wonder if al marine creatures sperm looks like that?
     
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    And free coral food! They all do it at exactly the same time! The snails are from the genus Trochus
     
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    That is a marine creature sperm, long spine urchin:whistling:. Most sperm in the animal kingdom look very similar for the higher animals.
     
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