Watch: Astonishing ‘explosion of life’ coral spawning in Cambodia stuns scientists

Conservationists witness (and film) a synchronised mass coral reef spawning for the first time in Cambodian waters.

A mass coral reef spawning event has been observed in Cambodian waters for the very first time. The incredible phenomenon, captured in a series of mesmerising videos, demonstrates that coral in the area remains healthy despite challenging conditions, say marine scientists.

The spawning event – which researchers say could help inform future conservation efforts – was observed and filmed by Fauna & Flora’s Cambodia team, alongside partners including Song Saa Foundation, Bubbles Up! Dive Centre and Cambodia’s Fisheries Administration and Ministry of Environment, with advice from Dr Rahul Mehrotra and Aow Thai Marine Ecology Center.

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